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It's the getting there that counts!

Adelaide Goodeve

1st Year BSc student, Department of Geography, King's College London and Intrepid Explorers competition winner

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Between October 2013 and August 2014 I embarked on a 10 month journey through Western Australia (worked on a cattle station for a couple of months), Singapore, Nepal, China (worked at Wellington College International Tianjin), Hong Kong and then finally caught a train from Beijing to Mongolia. Each country was fabulous and eye opening, but it was my time in Nepal and Mongolia that I enjoyed the most, but with just 20 minutes I shall talk about my colourful experience in Nepal.


My parents first sparked my interest in Nepal with their tales of jungles, elephants and mountains; the mystical and grandeur surrounding Mnt Everest captivated my imagination. I simply just had to see this country for myself and I wanted to push my body to its limit.


I would like to transport listeners to Nepal and immerse them in the stew pot of cultures, smells and colours of Kathmandu (also including Bhaktapur) to the vibrant and bizarre festivals (Holi Festival and Shivratri) and into the infamous magical landscape: Annapurna circuit, Langtang Valley and Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes (I climbed to just under 5,500m twice - once with a Nepalese company and the other with a Western)


I hope to inspire listeners to visit this wondrous place, just like stories of Nepal inspired me.

Holi - the Festival of Colours


Everest Base Camp as seen by Wanderlust magazine

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