2011

Review in the British ‘Alpine Club’ Journal 2012 by Andy Cave

November 19, 2012
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Review in the British ‘Alpine Club’ Journal 2012 by Andy Cave

Wind From a Distant Summit by Pat Deavoll Climbing difficult first ascents in the greater ranges, in alpine style, is generally considered the most committing and demanding form of mountaineering. Those involved in this high-risk pursuit from a small elite, made up of mostly men. This makes Pat Deavoll’s slick and candid memoir unique....

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Wind from a Distant Summit: Reviews

October 12, 2011
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Wind from a Distant Summit: Reviews

Im finding it hard to believe, but my book “Wind from a Distant Summit” has finally made it into the book stores! This is the culmination of two years of commitment and hard work, and there have been times when Ive wanted to throw the whole thing in the rubbish bin. But thanks to...

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2011: Afghanistan Adventure: Koh-e-Baba-Tangi (6515m)

August 29, 2011
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2011: Afghanistan Adventure: Koh-e-Baba-Tangi (6515m)

Article from The Press Forty-eight hours supervised incarceration in a military compound in Western China leaves one with plenty of time for contemplation, and that’s just what my sister Christine and I did while awaiting deportation back to New Zealand in late August this year. We were on our way home from Afghanistan, after...

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2011:Packing for Koh-e-Baba-Tangi: five days to go!

July 10, 2011
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2011:Packing for Koh-e-Baba-Tangi: five days to go!

Only five days to go before we leave for our Koh-e-Baba-Tangi expedition! We are busy packing, endlessly discussing what we can and cant take dependent on our limited baggage allowance, what we can get away without and what we can possibly get a-hold of in either Tajikistan or Afghanistan. Emails fly back and forward...

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2011: Funny goings on leading up to Afghanistan

May 4, 2011
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2011: Funny goings on leading up to Afghanistan

There’s been a couple of troubling things happen recently that have a vague connection to my upcoming trip to Afghanistan. The first is the Greg Mortenson exposé. Greg was something of a cult hero to many, including myself, due to his work as the Director of the Central Asia Institute building schools in rural...

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2011 February 22: The Christchurch Earthquake

March 8, 2011
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2011 February 22: The Christchurch Earthquake

Tuesday a week ago I left work at around 12.30pm to go to the gym, as I do most days. I was driving when a friend called me to meet her for lunch in the seaside suburb of Sumner. My automatic response was “no, I’m off to the gym,” but I had second thoughts,...

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2011: An upcoming expedition for July this year

January 15, 2011
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2011: An upcoming expedition for July this year

2010 New Zealand Women’s Mountaineering Expedition to the Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan Patricia Deavoll and Christine Byrch To make the first ascent of the North West Ridge of Koh-e-Baba-Tangi (6516m) in the Wakhan Corridor Hindu Kush Range,Northern Afghanistan Objective: Koh-e-Baba Tangi is in the upper Kezget Valley, at the far end of the Wakhan Corridor...

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