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Our new Podcast Wildtracking

Hi Everyone,

After two years of AnimalGeeks.net we have decided that we are due for a reimagining.  Animal Geeks was mainly about Harri and Duncan chatting away about animals.  With Xanthe back from New Zealand we are thinking of a more diverse range of subjects, including kitesurfing and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

So please tune into our new podcast at http://www.wildtracking.net.  We will be available on iTunes and Stitcher shortly.

We plan to be doing a bit more video work with our DJI Phantom II drone and Gopro.  We will be using Vimeo to host this.  Wildtracking Podcast

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Khumbu Icefall and the Valley of Silence

As a kiwi, Mt Everest has always featured in my conscience, I have been doing some research, trying to understand the dangers at the Khumbu icefall. I found the videos in this very helpful

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National Geographic has a blog written by people who are now climbing Mount Everest. Here’s Sam Elias training in the Khumbu Icefall near the Everest Base Camp:

As usual, it’s the Sherpas who impress me most:

Years of experience, or maybe the mountain itself, had told the Sherpas that passing through the Ballroom on this day was not a good idea, something would happen. “Big ice will fall.” Panuru’s words echoed in my head. “How do they know?” I wondered.

I was sitting in my tent fitting my crampons onto my boots when I heard it. I know the sound now. Before, when the loud rumbling began I instinctively thought of a giant semi barreling down a highway. But there are no vehicles here.

Also:

Every year, the route through the Khumbu is set by the “ice doctors,” a small team of Sherpas who take mortal risks to navigate the…

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Nuts and bolts

Hi everyone.

Well we are getting things done.  I now know a great deal more about RSS feeds and XML than I did 24 hours ago. We are linked in to twitter, you can follow us there.

At this stage we are waiting for iTunes to accept us, which can take anywhere between thirty minutes and three weeks, …..at least they are honest I guess.

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