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Summit Climb's Baruntse and Mera Peak Expedition: 5400M/17,712FT


30 October –

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: IN BARUNTSE BC @ 5400M/17,712FT. 360D MNTNS, BENEATH E FACE, SHERPS & MEMBERS DANCED UP A STORM @ 2DAYS PRAYER CEREMONY.
 

29 October –

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: BARUNTSE TEAM WALKS UP THE WARM HONGKU VALLEY TO SETHO POKHARI @ 5150 M / 16,892 FT. SUNNY DAYS & GORGEOUS FULL MOON.


28 October –

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: NOW WE R ONLY BARUNTSE EXPEDITION. WE MISS OUR MERA FRIENDS. WE ARE CAMPED @ RATO- ORAL @ 4800 M / 15,744 FT. SUN, GRASS, WARM.


26 October –

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: ALL 21 MEMBERS & 9 SHERPAS ARE NOW ON THE SUMMIT OF MERA PEAK 6476 METRES / 21,241 FEET. SUNSHINE, NO CLOUD, NO WIND.

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: WE WALKED TO MERA HIGH CAMP TODAY @ 5780 METRES / 18,958 FEET. CHILLY & WINDY BUT A GOOD CAMP WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS.


25 October –

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: SUPER DAY @ MERA BASE ON THE SHORES OF NAULEKH LAKE. FUN ICE TRAINING FOLLOWED BY DELICIOUS LUNCH. WE ARE ONLY TEAM HERE !


24 October –

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: WE CROSSED THE MERA LA @ 5415 METRES / 17,761 FEET & REACHED NAULEKH LAKE @ 5100 METRES / 16,728 FEET. GORGEOUS WEATHER.


23 October –

Dear SummitClimbNews reader. We are currently away in a remote and lessvisited valley of Nepal which is near to Mount Everest. We are two trekking and climbing groups of men and women of all ages and abilities, one an "easier" trekking/walking trip to the top of Mount Mera at 6476 metres / 21,241 feet, and the other an accomplishable and exhilirating climbing trip to the top of Mount Baruntse at 7152 metres / 23,458 feet. After the treks and climbs are finished, we plan to cross the Amphu Labtsa Pass at 5839 metres / 19,151 feet and descend into the famous Khumbu Valley where Mount Everest is located. Upon our descent, we will walk past Everest to the romantic village of Namche Bazaar, capital of the Sherpa people where comfortable hotels and delicious bakeries abound. Finally we will fly from the tiny mountain airport of Lukla, back to Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. After resting for a few days, we look forward to assembling our humanitarian team of men and women of all ages from all walks of life and then setting off into an unusually remote and roadless part of Nepal, where tourists never visit, to work together with poor Nepali families to deliver needed medicines, books and clothing, teach in the local schools, visit and care for patients in modest village hospitals, and to construct a new wing of classrooms, a library and computer room at the developing Charmading High School, which now serves 400 students and is the only high school of its kind in the region, offering poor kids the rare chance to study up to class 12

Let me share with you for a moment our present location. Currently our trekking and climbing teams of men and women of all ages and abilities are camped beneath the lovely and rarely spotted Mount Naulekh at 6368 metres / 20,887 feet. This morning we are relaxing in a pleasant camp on the calm shores of beautiful blue Naulekh Lake at 5100 metres / 16,728 feet. Surrounding us are Mounts Naulekh, Mera, lots of rocky "smaller" peaks, and the Chamlang mountain range, a massive snow and ice barrier on the otherside of the lovely, grassy Hingku valley. This afternoon we plan to walk a wee bit up hill for 20 minutes, in order to practice an our or 2 of rope training on some 6 metre / 20 foot high icy slopes of the Naulekh Glacier.This is a great place to train for ice climbing and glacier descending as it offers something for everyone, from the beginner to the expert.

Yesterday we crossed Nepal's famous pass, the "Mera La" at 5415 metres / 17,761 feet. There is a large flat glacier up there on the the top with a lovely winding walking trail over the brilliant white ice and stunning mountains all around. After resting today, tomorrow we plan to walk up to Mera High Camp at 5780 metres / 18,958 feet and then walk to Mera's gorgeous 6500 metre / 21,320 foot high summit, with some of the best views imagineable of Mount Everest, our world's highest, Mount Kangchenjunga, 3rd highest, Mount Makalu, 4th highest, Mount Lhotse, 5th highest, and Mount Cho Oyu, 6th highest. I can't think of any mountain which could provide such incredible vistas, unless it is mighty Mount Everest itself. back to top

Two of our group plan to add to Mera's fun and excitement by skiing and snowboarding down from the summit. What a thrill to slice soft fluffy powder while looking at Everest. The rest of the group will walk down on the wide and easy snow trail wearing their crampons. After climbing and descending Mera, our team will divide, 1/2 the group making the 5 day return walk to Kathmandu, where loads of comfortable hotels, delicious meals, refreshing spas and exotic temples abound. The rest of us will carry on down to Kongma Dingma Village at 4800 metres / 15, 744 feet and then on to climb famous Mount Baruntse, one of Nepal's "easiest" 7000 metre / 22, 960 foot high mountains, which is just 16 kilometres / 10 miles from Everest.

We are all very excited to enjoy the adventures to come and have been having fun being a part of this interesting and friendly group of men and women of all ages and abilities.

I wish you were here and send all my best thoughts and wishes to you and yours. Thank you very much. Best for now, Dan Mazur, Mera - Baruntse expedition leader
 

23 October –

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: WARM SUNNY REST DAY TODAY @ KARE CAMP. WE PREPARED OUR HARNESSES, ICE AXES, BOOTS, @ CRAMPONS; PRACTICED SELF ARREST.

22 October –

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: MERA BARUNTSE TEAM REACHES 4900 METRES / 16092 FEET @ KARE VILLAGE. VERY HIGH ALTITUDE. GOOD WEATHER. EVERYONE IS OK.

21 October -

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: MERA BARUNTSE TEAM REACHES TAGNAG VILLAGE @ 4280 METRES / 14038 FEET, AFTER COOL CEREMONY @ LOCAL BUDDHIST TEMPLE/CAVE.

20 October -

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: GLORIOUS REST DAY IN KOTE. SUNSHINE, HOT SHOWERS, CLEAN LAUNDRY, GOOD FOOD, NATURE WALKS & NAPS. ALLS WELL.
 

19 October -

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: TEAM WALKS FROM CHETRA TO KOTE @ 3691 METRES / 12106 FEET. FEELS GOOD TO BE @ LOWER ALTITUDE. WEATHER STILL DRY.


17 October-

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: MERA - BARUNTSE TEAM CROSSES CHETRA LA @ 4600 METRES / 15088 FEET, THEN CAMPS @ 415O / 13612 FEET. HIGH ALT BUT ALL GOOD


15 October-

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: MERA-BARUNTSE TEAM REACHES CHUTANGA ELEVATION 3250 METRES / 10660 FEET. EVERYONE IS FEELING WELL.


14 October -

TODAY’S TWEET FROM EXPEDITION LEADER DAN MAZUR: ALL TEAM MEMBERS AND SHERPAS ARRIVE LUKLA SAFELY. ELEVATION 2808 METRES / 9200 FEET. MIXED SUN & CLOUD: WARM.


Barunste Team:
Dan Mazur (Leader), USA/UK
Jonas Lohaus, Belgium
Luiz Felipe Mendes De Moura, Brazil
James Ernest Micheal Kaminski, Canada
Alan Maurer, USA
Joel Daniel Emil Kaminski, Canada
Ms. Holly Budge, UK
Paul Brophy, Netherlands
Corne Deelen, Netherlands
Ms. Jennifer Kay Klich, USA
Peter Downie, USA
Richard Cotter, UK
Teuvo Saario, Canada
Andrew Davis, USA
Frank Seidel, Germany

Mera Peak Team:

Ms. Alice Grant, Australia
Ms. Julie Anne Mulhearn, Australia
Ms. Maura Julia Katherine Colgan Australia
Ms. Carla Cherie Strong, New Zealand
Joseph Medina, USA
Anthony Vincent Gray, Australia
Ms. Chu Trandinh, France
Ms. Kristín H Sigurbjörnsd, Iceland
Stuart Alan Trugman, USA
Ms. Antoinette Jane Taylor, USA
Miechel Mories, German
Ms. Sonia Harrison, Australia
Perry Bucci, Australia
Milan Sramek, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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