Death in the Himalayas (almost)

In Kathmandu in November 1972, everyone said to me “You must go trekking, you must go trekking!” I didn’t know what trekking was, but off I went, bus to Pokhara then heading up the Jomosom trail on foot with Annapurna South to my right. I was travelling very lightly, a light sleeping bag over one…

“That big daft one!”

Rugby union was the sport which I played best, and which I most enjoyed playing.   I attended a small school, Gosforth Grammar in Newcastle upon Tyne, which had only recently switched from soccer to rugby, but was very successful.  In four years (Under-14, Under 15, two years Seniors), we won every game I played.  I…

Hello world!

Hi, I post here and there as Faustino, Genghis Cunn and, when I’m feeling daring, Michael Cunningham.  If I get sufficiently inspired, I’ll post here too.