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.