Cholatse SW Ridge 2009

15 Apr

In 2009 we attempted the SW ridge of Cholatse – a technical route on an outstanding peak in the Khumbu Valley.  Ultimately, due to avalanche hazard we were not successful however we had an amazing time in some outrageous settings.

Expedition completed

Expedition completed

The expedition is now over and we’re all down and back in kathmandu.  I’ll write up a full trip report soon but suffice to say that we almost made the summit – however deep loose snow conditions made for very slow climbing with exceedingly poor anchors. We made a 4 day push to get everything […]

Re: update from the team

Report from Mal who walked half way to Phortse to call and I missed the call by a second! Grrr. Woke up this morning to 6 text messages with the update. They’ve been on the hill for a few days and now back down for a rest before a summit push. They have already climbed […]

update from the team

Friday 9th October: The team have arrived at Gokyo after 7 days of bad weather – rain, wind and and snow above 4000 metres most days. Today the boys climbed up to made it up to Gokyo Ri (5,356m) and Mal flew his speed wing back down making a somewhat unplanned landing in Gokyo lake! […]

Update 1

Sitting in Namche Hi all – here is the first update from the new sytem. We can now update the expedition blog using text messaging service to wordpress – great!  A hell of a lot cheaper than using a SAT phone and with mobile coverage in the Khumbu is now moderately cheap to do. So […]

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