Welcome, Thank you for visiting this site. As a brief introduction Brian Anderson and I, Lee Henderson are attempting the summit of Mera Peak having walked at altitudes no higher than Ben Nevis and certainly temperatures no lower then the average household fridge! There are no warm showers for three weeks and it normally takes 60 minutes to boil water for a cup of tea and the fun part, pitching a tent in -20C wind gusts breathing 8% oxygen! Can’t wait!
VERY HIGH AND VERY COLD
Expedition The trek will start from Lukla (9100ft), where all Nepalise climbs start, Everest included. We move on to Pangom and then on to Pangum La (10,400ft) over the next two days. Over the next four days we disappear from the usual trekking routes and ascend to Chunbu Kharka (13,700ft) and on to Tagnag (14,400ft). On day 11 at Tagnag we have an acclimatization day and to check we haven’t left anything at home! From day 12 to day 16 we attempt the summit from a high base camp at 18,500ft leaving at 2am reaching the summit (21,100ft) mid morning and then descend back to the high base camp for a nice cup of tea.
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