With NZ currently in the grip of a strong disturbed westerly flow its feeling good to be re-gathering after returning from Nepal and the Cholatse Expedition rather than rushing back into the mountains to work.
We went back to camp 1 again to acclimatise some more and the do a bit of a reccy on the Rock step that leads to the SW ridge proper. Once we’d done that we were able to descend back to BC for 2 days rest before heading back up to make our summit push. […]
The Glacier leading up to the Headwall is very slow moving – any crevasing is mostly open and easily seen. The team were re-introduced to fixed line techniques – abseil techniques with heavy packs and once again moved up and down the glacier to acclimatize and tag Camp 1 Images – Camp 1 – Rock […]
We were given amazing views of the surrounding peaks as we approached Cholastse – it wasn’t always easy days as we slowly acclimated on the mountain. Load Carrying, climbing high and sleeping low were the order of the day. The team were slowly getting to know each other and working out how we would work […]