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 Ballooning over Everest

"We were one day away from Everest when we heard the terrible news from the USA. We were very sorry to hear about it. I know in Britain there was a great deal of shock, and an unprecedented 3 minute silence was held all over the country to remember those lost in the inferno.

Suddenly our expedition's aims didn't seem so important any more.

The Chinese quite rightly were concerned about any flights over their border.  If their radars saw a transponder light up at 36,000 feet on an unidentified aircraft so near to Pakistan and Afghanistan they would have to scramble fighter jets and investigate. So they cancelled our flight.

We may be able to return in April for another try.

I was able to get up the mountain with my film crew and four yaks and we did what we went to do. We got some beautiful footage of the mountain in all her post-monsoon snowy glory.

Thank you for your interest."

Graham

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