In the post-monsoon of 2016 Vertical Resources will be running an expedition to the SW Ridge of CHOLATSE.
Located between the Upper Khumbu and Gokyo Valleys, the SW Ridge of Cholaste is a technical climb with the summit standing at 6440m. Whilst no longer classified as a expedition peak it is a serious undertaking with a glacial approach and exposed Ridge Climbing.
The mountain will be climbed expedition style with fixed ropes. Unlike other peaks like Ama Dablam, Cholaste is uncrowded.
In mid Dec – during the height of the Christmas weather, Trent came back to visit Mt cook for the 3rd time. Wx once again was not on Trent’s side for a summit attempt. SW – SE flows had put down at least 1.5 feet of snow over a 48 hour period and with poor […]
The Expedition training course that we run at ALPINE GUIDES is designed around basecamping, expedition style skills, footwork, camp management and rope skills as well as trying to get in as much movement as possible. However when the weather doesn’t play ball we often have to retreat back to huts in the Mt Cook National […]
New Zealand sits in the Roaring forties – the trade winds that blow from west to east under Australia. During the changes of the season and in particular Winter – Spring – Summer we get what is often called a disturbed westerly flow. This is when an approaching low brings a strong flow of NW […]