A fun and glamorous night was had at the annual Australian Geographic awards at the Sofitel in Sydney, MC’d by Sorrel Wilby. We received the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ award in recognition of our climbing achievements in the Indian Himalayan Himachal Pradesh region where we made several first ascents. As such, we enjoyed dinner, drinks, luxury accommodation in the hotel, interviews, and a photo shoot with a great big Olive Python around our necks!

We were thrilled to receive the award as we were in company with some worthy recipients in the fields of adventure and conservation, including Andrew Lock who received Adventurer of the Year after his achievement of becoming the first Australian to climb all 8000m peaks.