Those who don’t think it can be done (shouldn’t bother the person doing it)

 DSCN0576“But there are men for whom the unattainable has a special attraction. Usually they are not experts: their ambitions and fantasies are strong enough to brush aside the doubts which more cautious men might have.” Walt Unsworth.

Walt must have had me in mind when he penned that!

I’m gearing back up, slowly but surely and aiming for a Himalayan trip to climb three 6,000 metre peaks in the not too distant future

And of course, Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth highest and one of fourteen 8,000 metre peaks, still beckons…


This has been my goal for sometime and you might be left wondering when is Baz going to get around to doing it…and I must say I’m a bit behind schedule after the injuries and personal setbacks of the past twelve months – but I’m getting it back on track, slowly, but surely!

In the meantime I’ll be travelling in Australia’s wonderful outback in June and July, including a crossing of Australia’s Great Victoria Desert and a visit to the site of the Atomic Bomb testing from the 1950s– so be sure to stay in touch!

Welford NP Sand Dune 1

And crikey, just remember, if all else fails, remain out of control and see what develops…

Photos: Baz, The Landy, and Janet Planet

12 thoughts on “Those who don’t think it can be done (shouldn’t bother the person doing it)

  1. Wilder Man on Rolling Creek June 11, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    Baz, I hope I didn’t wear out my welcome … While I was here admiring the pelican, I thought I would scroll down, and I found this one. Really awesome; great words (the quote and the content. I’d like to reblog this. Peace, T


    • Baz - The Landy June 12, 2014 / 3:51 pm

      Thanks for that, read some more and you’ll probably come to a view that I’m madder than a cut snake…!

      You know, a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic!

      Cheers, Baz


  2. alessandro ciapanna May 27, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    Way to go! I know you’ve been nurturing this idea a long long time. And it’s drawing nearer and nearer. Against all odds. You are a source of inspiration…


  3. Jean May 27, 2014 / 11:24 am

    If you’ve been to Nepal, I assume you’ve gone mountainclimbing in the Canadian Rockies?


  4. Lavinia Ross May 26, 2014 / 1:17 am

    Great quote! Thanks for the reminder not to let others put one in a box.

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  5. barbara grandberg May 25, 2014 / 6:53 pm

    and thanks from me too for the reminder and for taking me on all your adventures :}


  6. AndrewGills May 25, 2014 / 11:18 am

    I love that quote. I’ve had some naysayers as I prepared to head off to cycle the world. It’s still early days but I am now doing it and they can’t take that away from me. Keep plugging away at your dreams Baz


    • Baz - The Landy May 25, 2014 / 11:57 am

      Thanks Andrew…my favourite quote! And it isn’t to say I don’t listen to advice either, but equally there are far too many armchair experts!

      Keep pedalling! Cheers, Baz


      • AndrewGills May 25, 2014 / 3:14 pm

        Yeah my problem is with arm chair experts who never have a positive thing to say. I read a lot of what those who actually have done stuff say and try to learn from their mistakes 😉 . Enjoy the Outback


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