Thursday, May 20, 2010

Makalu Summit Bid Under Way!

Our summit bid got under way this morning and we have already reached C2 at
6700m! We are all feeling strong and excited about our chances in the days
ahead. Tomorrow we will move up to C3 at 7400m with hopes for great summit
weather on the 22nd or 23rd of May.

Wish us well!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Makalu 2010 Update - April 17

Our team is back in BC after a good run up to 6700m to
acclimatize more and work on the tents at C2. The winds
have been very strong on the mountain and we have had to
be very patient. It looks like finally our summit window
will come next weekend with low winds predicted to begin
on the 21st and to last at least the 3 days we'll need!!

Wish us luck!

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Makalu Update - 7400m reached!

From Makalu BC
May 9, 2010

Our expedition is going very well with our team having
spent a total of 3 nights in C2 at 6700m and reaching
a high point of 7400m on the 7th of May. We are down at
BC safe and sound while the winds rage above our heads.

We will hope the weather in the week ahead allows us to
make a push above 7400m. Wish us luck!

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Still a few spots on my trips to Broad Peak & K2 for
this summer and for Cho Oyu, Alpine Training and Ama
Dablam for this autumn! If you are interested just drop
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