Everest from Namche Bazar

On the 28th March 1997, Glenn joined five more conventional pedestrian adventures on an Oxventure Expedition to the roof of the world, flying into Lukla, via Kathmandu, before setting out on a fifteen-day trek to Everest Base Camp at just under 18,000ft.



The Everest View - Namche Bazar

Glenn in Lukla

On the sixth day out on the trek, Glenn suffered a dramatic fall, breaking both legs in a total of eight places, but using his considerable upper body strength and speed of thought prevented the Sherpa who fell with him from tumbling some 3000ft to the gorge below and certain death. Legs now broken, Glenn was airlifted off the mountainside, while the other expedition members struggled on.

He made a solo journey back from Nepal to a hospital in Kent, which was close to his home, and a place in the British Medical Journal.

Because of the accident he never completed this Himalayan expedition, he therefore has "unfinished business" at the roof of the world.


Namche Bazar