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Videos taken by Colin Scott using SunnyCam video sunglasses

View the ascent to the ridge. The view from the ridge. The journey to get to camp 2.

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Nepal Earthquake

Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake on 25th April which has left thousands dead and many homeless.  According to UNICEF as many as one million children in Nepal have been ‘severely affected’ by the earthquake, with increased vulnerability to hunger and

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Post-Makalu interview with Colin Scott

Binary Vision met up with Colin Scott at the Royal Geographical Society where he was supporting the launch of the “Gurkhas on Everest” G200E expedition, 3 months after returning from Makalu. Colin answers questions about teamworking, the bonds that are

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Update 31 Oct

The trading centre of Num was a hive of activity from 6am this morning. Now the road head, tractors and trucks arrived carrying all manner of supplies. Much of the stores was transferred to mules for onward journey to Sedua

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Update 30 Oct

The team departed Base Camp on 28 October. As is usual for the trek out from the mountain the days have been long and have involved at least a doubling up of the distance covered during the approach trek days.

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Makalu Update – 27 Oct

In the Base Camp Mess tent, with slowly rewarming fingers and toes, hot tea and plentiful food the harsh environment of Camp 3 and Camp 4 seem a long way off. Yet, this morning’s clear sky had both Gareth and I gazing longingly

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Makalu blog 25th September 2014

The team are now all down safely off of the mountain and are in recovery mode at base camp making the most of the cook teams fantastic culinary skills (more Yak). Although we are disappointed not to make the summit

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Makalu update 23rd Oct

All the teams have now spent seven days continuous on the mountain, pushing hard to get a summit bid.Unfortunately, time, weather,and the debilitating and degrading effect of working such a challenging and problematic route has got the better of us,

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Trying for summit this week

Yesterday saw good progress by the summit team towards camp four, above the Black Gendarme. This morning the summit team set off to establish camp four and stay there the night for a planned early next morning attempt at the

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Update Makalu 21st Oct

A mixed day yesterday saw Colin and Gaz make it to camp three after nightfall and a few anxious radio calls adding to the drama. Today broke sunny with 12-20k winds and -20 at camp 3. The lead pair and

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