Overland from Barnsley to Katmandu
Another great speaker at todays meeting. In 1967 John Driskell and David Peckett along with two other friends Les Simms and Pam Archer from Sheffield Teacher Training College set out on the adventure of life time 'Overland from Barnsley to Katmandu'.
John related the story of their journey in their trusty Land Rover through Europe, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and India to Nepal before a 150 miles of hard walking to what is now Everest base camp but was at the time a deserted valley high in Himalayas.
A truly fascinating talk superbly illustrated with great photographs.