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.


Unfortunatley this is also where the expedition went off the rails with a huge storm (Cat 5 cyclone landed in India) dumped over 2.5m of snow on us – this meant that we had to abandon our plans for Mera Peak and crossing the Amphu Labsta a climbing Island Peak.  Instead we had to bide our time and make careful choices to avoid avalanche conditions before getting down lower to safety.


There were less fortunate (wise?) groups than us who did choose to climb higher – the results were not so good for these groups