About Mal Haskins

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

Good weather at last!

Posted by MIA 2013 Nepal

Well after leaving Nashing Dingma and heading up towards Chalem Kharka in fine weather we were, once again clouded in as the day heated up and the wet jungle released it’s moisture. It was however only convective cloud build up and it didn’t actually rain until the evening.All Hail; the power of covering our tents […]

Lowland Trekking, rain and cloud

Posted by MIA 2013 Nepal

We’ve been on the trail now for 2 days, and as is normal at this time of year, we have mostly morning cloud and drizzle. Whilst the torrential downpours of the monsoon have eased, the humidity, cloud and lite rain persist. The flight into Lukla however, was the smoothest and calmest I have ever experienced. […]

Packing, madness and laughter

Posted by MIA 2013 Nepal

The last few days have been a busy whirlwind of shopping, taxis, meetings at the Ministry of Tourism, catch up on sleep and laughing The team is all here, prepped and ready to go with final packing and sorting of expedition food left to do. Thamel is much quieter at the moment with not all […]