K2 Irish Expedition 2015

Here we go again….

This Monday 22-06-15, I Join the six person International Expedition Team to do battle with the Baddest mountain of all the mighty K2 via the Abruzzi Route.
So let me introduce you, 8611m standing as the second highest yet the most difficult mountain in the world and highest peak in Pakistan. K2 also known as CHOGORI which is Balti language means the king of mountains. K2 has variously be described as “awesome”, ” Killer ” and ” The Savage”  mountain because of the massiveness of its size and unsuccessful attempts made on it by various expedition parties.
K2 known as the mountaineers mountain is the holy grail and the hardest climb in the world. The sporting qualities required to survive K2 is enormous, the physical & mental effects without doubt is the hardest endurance test in the world. For 76 days i will battle against the sheer ability to stay alive.
“summit success is my objective, however as true mountaineers we all know all to well, once you stand on top of these giants, it only marks the half way mark and success can not be fully realised until im safe down”.
This year i have introduced a daily Audio dispatch where you will be able to here my status & the good bad and ugly.

So Why ! Why Not……..

“It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows great enthusiasms,
the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly
so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

“No mountain too high No problem too big to conquer in life”