Author Archives: Tom Clowes

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Paragliding in the Dolomites

On 17th May, Ben and I are driving to the Dolomites in Italy to fly our paragliders in the GIN Wide Open Competition. Neither of us have ever flown in a competition before but this is billed as a FUN comp so our aim is to enjoy it and learn as much as possible. We […]

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Daisy Alice Clowes

Wednesday 10th June, 2009 Little Daisy was born at 7.00am on Wednesday 10th June, 2009 at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. She weighed in at 3.67kgs and she is beautiful! Of course, we would say that! Sebastian now has a sister and he loves it! She is sleeping and feeding well and has […]

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Sebastian Peter Clowes

Wednesday 9th January, 2008 Little Sebastian was born at 12.28am on Wednesday 9th January, 2008 at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. He weighed in at 8.4 pounds and he is definately the loveliest baby we have ever seen! Of course, we would say that! Diana and I took him for his first walk […]

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HP Conference in Las Vegas

20th June 2007 When Hewlett Packard invited us to give a keynote speech infront of over 2,000 people in Las Vegas, my first reaction was ‘Oh no, not Vegas!’ Now that I am back in England I can honestly say that it was great fun. The only negative thing was that it was just too […]

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Hathersage Lecture – Peak District

4th May 2007 When I was asked by Mary and Michael Bailey to come and speak at the Memorial Hall, in aid of the Hathersage Outdoor Swimming Pool Fund, I accepted at once. I adore Hathersage and have been visiting for years, mainly to rock climb or boulder on the gritstone edges with friends over […]

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‘Brothers on Everest’ at the RGS

7th December 2006 Tom and his brother Ben gave a lecture on their recent Everest Ascent on Thursday 7th December. Tickets SOLD OUT and the event was a roaring success. 750 people were present and £3,477.02 was raised for the Rosemary Foundation Charity.

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Wedding

4 November 2006 Diana and Tom got married in the church of St Peter and St Paul in Hambledon at 2.30pm on 4th November 2006. It was a beautiful day with sunshine and blue skies! They spent a blissful week in Madeira on Honeymoon.

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Engagement!

15th July 2006 The engagement is announced between Thomas, elder son of the late Mr Peter Clowes and of Mrs Clowes of Denmead, Hampshire and Diana, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Ross Young of Cattistock, Dorset.

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SE Ridge on Everest – 2006

11 July 2006 My first attempt on Everest was in 2004 with a team climbing from the more remote northern side in Tibet. We became trapped in a violent storm at 7,900m. The storm lasted two days and we were forced to retreat – 8 climbers lost their lives above us. At the time, I […]

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Everest May 2006 – Blog and Diary

10 July 2006 Everest May 2006 – Copy of Blog and Diary Congratulations on such an amazing and deserved feat! We can’t wait for the de-brief. Hermione and James Tilbury pete and i just back from a 10 day silent meditation retreat… not quite as hard as climbing everest but surely not far off… just […]