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Royal Naval Mountaineering Expedition

Click this link for an update on Exercise Khumbu Challenge.

Exercise Khumbu Challenge is an armed forces mountaineering expedition to climb peaks around the foothills of Mount Everest, Nepal. Taking place in October / November 2009 it will involve 85 personnel from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, including those wounded or traumatised in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Prince Harry is the royal patron of Exercise Khumbu Challenge, which he launched at Devonport Naval Base earlier this month.

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Welsh news this week has reported an intrigued trekker from Wales discovering a sign pointing to his hometown, Llandudno!

It must be altitude sickness?!

Reaching almost, 4,000m on his way-up to Everest’s Base Camp, James Thomas was greeted by a the painted wooden sign, pointing the way back to Llandudno

James Thomas had reached almost 4,000 metres on his way to Base Camp when he was greeted by the painted wooden sign pointing the way back to Llandudno, in north Wales.

James said:

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