July 7, 2017
The dust hasn’t quite settled on the 2017 Everest Expedition. Ang Jangbu reports that the weather in the Khumbu recently improved enough to retrieve the remaining gear which we needed to bring back to Kathmandu. The gear went by helicopter from Shyangboche down to Phaplu, and from there was driven by truck to Kathmandu. Items returned included broken tents for repair, empty oxygen cylinders (so we can get the garbage deposit back), and some gear for the autumn Putha Hiunchuli expedition. The rest of the Everest gear is safely put away for the season up in our Gorakshep storeroom.
While the dust continues to settle on Everest 2017, we can’t help but turn our focus on the fantastic fall we have shaping up. We have great interest in our first expedition to very remote Putha Hiunchuli, located in the Dhaulagiri Himal region of Nepal. At 7246m, Putha Hiunchuli, is a great climb for anybody with 8000m aspirations. For climbers with eyes on Everest or Cho Oyu, we’ll be using oxygen on summit day to give you the added experience, and confidence, on future big climbs. The icing on the cake is Himalayan Veteran Guide Mike Hamill, and some of our senior most Sherpas, will be leading this expedition.
In addition to Putha Hiunchuli, our Ama Dablam Expedition is “a go” as is our Mera Peak Express (read helicopter!) Program. We also have a 2 Peaks 2 Passes EBC Trek with Lobuche climb, as well as a 3 Peaks 3 Passes Trek lined up for the fall. If that’s not enough we’ve got a great Everest Base Camp Trek scheduled for November! It’s going to be a busy autumn for us in the Himalayas, just the way we like it.
Spots are at a premium on these programs so if you’re on the fence, it’s time to make a decision! Drop us a note and let’s get the plane tickets booked and that passport stamped!