Shortlisted for SPARC

The team of Tim Church, Yvonne Pfluger, Graham Zimmerman and me…have been shortlisted for the 2012 Hillary Expedition Sparc Grants. For a mountain called Kampire Dior (7,100m) in NW Pakistan, up near the Afghan border. KD has been climbed once…

Staying staunch keeps Deavoll on top

By John McCone Christchurch Press Pat Deavoll looks at me as if she is talking to a simpleton. “A lot of the time mountaineering is just sheer misery,” she says. “It’s really hard work.” What, you expected it to be…