The new season is starting

Apologies to everyone for not updating my website for almost three months but it has been a busy time working and playing in Switzerland. However, I have just noticed that I am about to go back to Nepal to take up my work for Miss Elizabeth Hawley as well as Russell Brice, so I thought I should drop my website a line.

I have just finished a three-months-stint with the Humanitarian Aid of the Swiss Development Agency here in Bern and it has been very interesting, especially as I was working for the department that looks after Syria. It is always amazing how much I learn during these jobs and how much kindness and appreciation I get from my wonderful colleagues. I would also like to thank my dear friend Urs for always providing me with accommodation and good friendship during the time I am here.

Chrissie and I doing one of her legendary jumps just before the Engadin ski marathon

My time here in Switzerland was filled with work, friendships and also fun events, such as the Engadin Ski Marathon (42km on skating skis) I did with my friend Chrissie at the beginning of March. It was an amazing event and even though neither Chrissie nor I had more than three days experience on the cross country skis, we managed to finish among the 12,540 people taking part. I must say that the Swiss organisers did a magnificent job at getting the event together and making sure that the weather was on our side.

And now, as I am writing this I am about to take my skis and go on my last ski tour in the Bernese Oberland with a very dear friend of mine before I head off again to the Himalaya.

I have had a fantastic time back in Europe and I must say that I appreciate the winters here as the cold season in Kathmandu is just not filled with amazing winter sports. However, I am really looking forward to going back, whizzing around Kathmandu on my bike doing interviews for Miss Hawley and going back to the Everest Region to blog for Russell and join a small expedition to Nuptse.

As Everest base camp is much easier for internet access I will do my best to update this site as frequently as possible but I have also discovered the world of ‘tweeting’, which seems very useful to me for short updates. However, if you are not on twitter you can see these tweets on my website.

Spring is in the air and I wish that all of you have a great start into the warmer temperatures and I am looking forward to updating you again about my expeditions.

Enjoy the spring!