Category: 2011

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…