May 2, 2014
IMG guide Jenni Pfafman reports that her team successfully reached Annapurna Base Camp this morning. They had rain overnight, but the weather cleared for them and they were able to get the big views that they were hoping for.
Annapurna is the world’s tenth highest mountain and was the first 8000m peak climbed. The South Face of Annapurna represents an important chapter of Himalayan history, as one of the first big technical walls on an 8000m peak climbed in Nepal back in 1970, by the famous British climber Don Whillans and Scottish climber Dougal Haston, on an expedition led by Chris Bonnington.
After their visit to Base Camp, Jenni and the team descended back to Machapuchare BC and then continued down to the settlement of Himalaya, deep in the bamboo and rhododendron jungle of the Modi Khola gorge. Tomorrow they head back to Chomrung. Well done, team!