With haggling and a discount code, I managed a 25% discount. Worked out cheaper than anything I could find on eBay or Amazon ☺
Not only was it Coronation Day for the young Queen Elizabeth II but, just to cap things off, news came through that Sir Edmund Hillary had become the first mountaineer to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.
It must have been a proud year for our Monarchy and the British Empire.
After seeing Microsoft’s new ad on TV, I was intrigued about this woman, who has apparently climbed to the summit of Everest no less than six times… the last without supplementary oxygen!
I googled her, and found this short series of videos… I hope there will be more to come.
Something that’s been nagging me over the last week…
The Go Pro will give me around 3 hrs video on the card, and the Lumix around 300 hi-res photographs.
Despite the continually reducing cost of SD cards, it’s not practicable or financially viable to carry maybe a dozen cards for my 3 week trip.
With limited (… OK very limited) intenet access between Lukla and Everest BC, I need something to pull off the data from my cards on a daily basis.
Here comes in the WD My Passport Wireless Portable Hard Drive!
I spent most of today reseaching alternatives, but I concluded this gives the best facilities/cost ratio for my primary purpose… simply getting data off my sd cards.
I have bought mine from Amazon for £20 cheaper.
I will post an update about this at at later date.
My Boss Man suggested I post some photos and videos from EBC for the company webpage.
I will need a lightweight flag and small pole.
Suggestions on local suppliers?
As indicated in my previous blog, I received a delivery today. I am so pleased with the choice of my mid-layer… Marmot Quasar Jacket. It’s unbelievably light, and packs into its own small side pocket; I’ll definitely be testing it out through this winter.
Well, apart from being in the office for 6 hours!
To add to my delight, my GoPro Hero 4 also arrived back from the Netherlands following the repair of the USB connector. They even sent me a free battery and USB door cover.
Really disappointed about the unit initially being faulty, but hey… what a terrific 6 day turnaround ☺