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

Leaving Ama Dablam

Posted by MIA 2013 Nepal

The weather has not been kind. Over the next few days – out until at least the 3rd of november winds are forecast to be above 100kph above 7000m and decreasing slowly down to 6000m. Foirecast winds at 6500m are in the range of 80km. This means that there will be no fixing attempts on […]

Winds delay

Posted by MIA 2013 Nepal

A very quick update. The winds blowing off the surrounding summits yesterday afternoon plus an updated wind forecast from the Kathmandu Airport (wind speeds reported by mountain flights) has ment that the lead Sherpa from Himalayan Ascents (Lhakpa Sherpa) made the decision to not start a fixing push today. This is despite reports from camp […]