Erm, can we sponsor the gear?

From the previous couple of posts, you may have ascertained that not only have I committed to a challenging add on to the trek, in the form of a stop frame film, but have also worked out the this was a fairly stupid thing to say ok to.
When it comes to equipment, yes I have the camera, the software back home and a few other gadgets, but this isn’t enough.
You need lots of additional storage. No problem I hear you say, backup is cheap. A basic external hard drive won’t do as these fail above around 4000m, and we’re going to 5600m.
You need lots of batteries. Even though I’ll take rechargeables there are 3-4 day gaps between charge points. And I haven’t even tried to work out how many photos the camera can take on one charge..
So what does this mean in general?
Actually I’m even more determined to do it, just may need to defenestrate some cash along the way. So if you want to help out, here’s a picture of my pretty daughter.


If you don’t donate, her puppy is going in a sack in the river…
It’s your choice….

(note she has no puppy, so it is a fairly empty threat)


Art – it’s not so easy, actually

Having said I would tag a nice stop-frame movie art project onto the already fairly challenging trek to Everest base camp, I thought for once I would follow through on one of my threats.

So tonight, when I’d finally relocated my camera after stomping around ineffectually looking under the same things numerous times trying to find it, I went out and took some shots as a test.  Continue reading