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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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December 28, 2010

Nepal & Bhutan - a successful fall season!

An exciting season in Nepal! We've had some great climbs and treks take place in the Himalayas this year. We brought clients to Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Mera Peak, Everest Base Camp, and Bhutan. Many of you also followed Mark Gunlogson's adventure on Mera Peak, an exciting new climb we will now be offering climbers looking for new destinations in the Himalayas! Here is a recap of the season. We hope you can join us in 2011.


November 9, 2010

Mera Peak Summit Photos

Here are some images from our summit climb. Since the Mera Peaks are the first big glaciated peaks rising above the foothills they stand as a fantastic vantage to the Khumbu and the surrounding ranges. The scale of the Himalaya is always staggering, but from here it's simply amazing! [+] READ MORE

November 2, 2010

Mera Peak: Hinku Valley's Shangri-La

We're back in Seattle and I will get one more post up with summit images from our climb of 21,000-ft. Mera Peak. It was now a bit more than a week ago that we started our walk out of the Hinku Valley after the climb... [+] READ MORE

October 21, 2010

Climbers Prepare for Summit Bid!

We arrived at high camp of Mera Peak today! All arrived healthy and we are ready for the middle of the night wake up call to climb to the summit. 

Easy glacier slopes led to the 19,000+-foot camp, where MC, the cook’s assistant, met us with a hot drink and his usual smile. This guy is amazing: he carries loads, helps in the kitchen tent and serves our meals through all sorts of conditions, be it rain, snow or below-freezing temperatures.


October 20, 2010

Climbers Reach Glacier on Mera

Day 7 on approach

Yesterday the Mera Peak team arrived at Khare. From here at about 16,000 feet, we make a quick jump up to Base Camp today. Yesterday we rested and recovered from the hike to Khare.