About Mal Haskins

Hi - My name is Mal Haskins - I'm a New Zealand based IFMGA / NZMGA International Ski and Mountain Guide

To Yak Camp and Camp 1

Posted by MIA 2013 Nepal

Originaly, by the time we had planned to arrive at Ama Dablam we were to have slept at 5750m on Mera Peak, crossed the Amphu Labsta and also slept at 5600m on Island Peak.  This was all changed by the storm.   Instead we arrived at Ama Dablam basecamp having reached 5300m just below Mera […]

Ama Dablam Basecamp

Posted by MIA 2013 Nepal

Arriving in AD basecamp (ADBC) was definatley a very awesome moment.  The walk up from Pangboche takes upto 4 hours and gains about 750m.  As you walk up the imposing bulk of Ama Dablam looms above you until you finally arrive in the amphitheatre like bowl that is ADBC. One of the more spectacular aspects […]

Khote to Khare – Enter the Storm

Posted by Blog, MIA 2013 Nepal

This section of the journey is quite spectacular and, at times a little daunting.  Not in the technical nature of the climb (Mera Peak) ahead of you but in the size, height and temperatures that you are about to encounter.  The Hinku Valley is a fantastic and beautiful place with amazing mountains all around you. […]