Makalu Expedition 2014 – ny oppdatering!

Det er på tide med en liten oppdatering på Vibs sin ekspedisjon til Makalu!

I slutten av september hadde de sin Puja-seremoni etter noen akklimatiseringsturer og søk etter en plass å etabelere neste camp. Daten etter seremonien var planen om å flytte opp til denne campen.

«29th September 2014:

Yesterday we went for an acclimatization hike up to 19,000′ and found a good location for our advanced base camp on the South-East Ridge route. The hiking was mostly on rock and scree and we reached the snowy ridge line where we took a break before heading down.

Today we had our Puja ceremony in base camp. We built a small stone altar and burned juniper at it’s base; asking the mountain for safe passage. This ceremony is an essential part of any Himalayan climbing expedition in Nepal or Tibet and sometimes Pakistan as well, depending on who is on the climbing team. Now that we have completed this important ceremony we can begin climbing the mountain.

Tomorrow, our plan is to rest and organize equipment, then the following day move up to our advanced base camp (ABC) to spend a night or two to begin acclimatizing.

Garrett Madison / Madison Mountaineering»

Puja-seremoni

Etter noen bra dager i ABC-campen har de nå besluttet å endre rute for bestigelsen av Makalu. De kommer derfor flytte sin nåværende camp ca 760 meter høyere opp. Her ser de frem til å utforske den andre siden av fjellet og fra denne camp vil de ha flere valgmuligheter til den videre klatringa til topps.

«2nd October 2014:

We had a great time the last few days up at our advanced base camp on the South East Ridge. Great views of the surrounding peaks and fun climbing on the ridge line! We are now enjoying a rest day in base camp, with hot showers and great food!

We have decided to change our climbing route to the Northwest side of the mountain or what is the normal route via the Makalu La. This means we will move our base camp tomorrow up the Barun Glacier about 2500′ higher than our current camp, to approximately 18,500′ (5639m). We are looking forward to exploring this side of the mountain as we have not yet seen it from this angle. It’s great that our climbing permit allows us to climb on both sides.

We are doing well, the days are typically sunny and clear in the morning with clouds and some snow in the afternoon / evening.

We will check in again soon!
Garrett Madison / Madison Mountaineering»

Advanced camp

Vibs hilser så godt via Garrett og vi ønsker lykke til videre på den spennende ekspedisjonen!

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