Wednesday, January 4, 2012

4th January Wednesday 2012

Today I was just working for my mocks; I’m currently in Megeve skiing with Marion. It’s been good here, I’ve had one amazing day of skiing, It’s good to get back onto the mountains. It’s unfortunate I can’t ski every day but that’s life. I’m going to be here until the 8th then I’m going back to school on the 9th. Happy New Year

Saturday, December 17, 2011

17th December Saturday 2011

I'm back home now. Things have slowed down. I have to revise for my mock in January so I can't do any climbing. I can't wait to go to Northern Ireland and then Chamonix.

Before I left school I gave a talk to Mountain rescue about my climbs.
I think the talk went ok. I got mixed reviews but it was good practise.  

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

30th November Wednesday 2011

Today I’ve completed my NICAS award level one. Not the highest of climbing awards but now I have some qualification in climbing. I’ve also found out that my expedition next year to the Himalaya’s is looking more likely now because there has been more interest for the trip at Gordonstoun. I just need some sponsorship for the expedition and that would be great.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

27th November Sunday 2011

This weekend I was supposed to go hill walking in the Cairngorms with Mountain rescue at Gordonstoun, this was unfortunately cancelled because of a brake down with the gas and electricity in the hut we were going to stay at, this is unfortunate because we had some alright weather over the weekend.

Recently I've been doing some climbing at a climbing wall to try and get my NICAS award, I'll do the assessment next week. Can't wait.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

6th November Sunday 2011

Nothing much has happened recently, I was supposed to go on a walk in the Cairngorms but unfortunately I had work to do. Oh well next time I shall be going. I also have a very good 5th of November at Gordonstoun. We had a good fireworks display and a good bonfire which was pleasant.

I've also started a twitter accound. my twitter name is GeorgeAktinson7s. the 7s meaning seven summits. I shall be adding a link to my twitter on the blog in case anyone wants a look.

Friday, November 4, 2011

4th November Friday 2011

Hi Again

Just to let you know what’s been happening since the 1st of July. The rest of summer was spent doing some more climbing and relaxing at home before starting school. I did some rock climbing, a via ferrata and some more hill walking.
 I was also able to get in contact with a ghost writer who I’ve been talking to about publishing my Journals on Everest and some of the other mountains. I’m hoping that next year I can get that published. His name is Gordon Kerr and he has a fascination with Everest and I’m looking forward to working with him on a book. I’ve also been talking to literary agents about getting publishers for the book. I’ve had some success with this and I’ve chosen an agent called Patrick Walsh to be my agent.
Recently I’ve started school. I now go to Gordonstoun up in Scotland. So far I’ve been enjoying it. I’ve joined the mountain rescue service team that the school runs and I’ve been on an expedition with the school to Cairngorm national park as well as a sail training voyage on a tall ship. I think I shall enjoy my time at Gordonstoun.
I’ve also been in Contact with Stone Monkey again. They gave me some free samples a few months ago. I’ve been in contact with them again and I visited their show room I Wilmslow. We’ve come to an agreement and I shall be working with them from now on. I’ve put a link to their website on the side If anyone is interested in checking out their clothes.
I’m also starting to look for some sponsors. I’m going to go on a school expedition next year to the Tian Shan or to the Himalayas to try and climb some unclimbed peaks. The cost of this expedition is about £9,000 and I would need to raise the monkey and possibly get some new equipment. If anyone reads this and is interested please write a comment underneath this. I would appreciate any support people can give me.

Friday, July 1, 2011

1st July Friday 2011

I've just been away climbing for a week. I went to the Chamonix Valley to climb Mont Blanc. This is the highest mountain in France and all of Western Europe. It was quite a tough climb but it didn’t compare to Everest but it was still a worthy achievement for me and my team.

This was also the first mountain that I climbed with my father since I was 14. Unfortunately he was unable to get to the summit. I will be going back in about a week or so to do some rock climbing, should be fun, can’t wait.

When I got back to the UK, I found a dvd that Blue peter sent me. I did a bit for them and I raced Andy up a climbing wall at mile end. I haven’t seen it yet but it was a fun day. They actually gave me a gold blue peter badge. I was really please when I got it because never thought that I would get anything. Now I can get into loads of places free in the UK.

I also found the clothes that Stone Monkey had given me for doing Everest. So far I’ve enjoyed wearing the clothes and the cap.