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Annapurna Sanctuary and Tent Peak

By November 25, 2012Current Trips

25th November: Zac texted to say the team are now back down into the jungle at Ghandruk (1940m). The groups final days walk back to Pokhara will be tomorrow where they are all looking forawrd to showers and a few cheeky lemonades.

10th November 2012


Leader: Zac Poulton

25th November: Zac texted to say the team are now back down into the jungle at Ghandruk (1940m). The groups final days walk back to Pokhara will be tomorrow where they are all looking forawrd to showers and a few cheeky lemonades.

24th November: Zac called from Chomrung. Everyone is well and glad they summited when they did as the weather has closed in and it is snowing higher up. Back in Pokhara Monday afternoon – looking forward to ‘civilisation’.

22nd November: A great and quick update from Zac who has just called from Base Camp. Everyone reached their summit early this morning. Lots of snow and very cold but all of the team were successful. All back down again to Base Camp again and happy but very tired.

21st November: Zac called in today to say the team have now reached advanced base camp at a height of 5045m. Caroline has decided not to continue any further but is happy having reached ABC and will wait for the rest of the team there while they make their summit bid tomorrow. Dorjee & Pasang have gone ahead to fixe the lines ready for the summit push in the morning. The team plan to leave ABC at 4am with aim of reaching the summit around 10am – 11am tomorrow morning Nepali time.

20th November: We had a short day today just 2 hours across the glacier to Tent Peak base camp at a height of 4200m it is a very dramatic setting below the gigantic South face of Annapurna. It’s blue skies as far as the eye can see and the forecast is for it to stay the same for the rest fo the week. The team are feeling good and we plan to make our summit bid the day after tomorrow.

18th November: We are now within the stunning Annapurna Sanctuary at Machhapuchhare Base Camp, (3720m.) We are surrounded by dramatic peaks such as Hiunchulie, Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I and Annapurna III, and of course Macchapuchhare herself at 6997m.

The weather has been good with blue skies and everyone is in good spirits. The next stage of the journey will be to trek to Annapurna Base camp at 4095m, before heading towards Tent Peak ready for our summit attempt.

12th November: The team have all arrived safe and well at Pokhara airport. Day 1 was mild weather with brief rain showers. We had a bus ride to Naya Pul then enjoyed a short trek to Tikhedunga. The trek was around 1.5 hours to an altitude of 1577m with the harvest in full swing and many hay bails being made. Everyone is happy and enjoying themselves and going well. Zac

Zac Poulton

About Zac Poulton

Zac Poulton is an experienced mountain instructor and expedition guide. He holds the MIC, the highest mountaineering qualification in the UK and is a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors , theMIC.org, the Alpine Club and has a background in Sport & Exercise Science. In 2011 he led an expedition to the North Ridge of Everest which put 18 climbers including himself, on the summit. Among his clients was 16 year old George Atkinson, the youngest Britain to summit and the youngest person in the world to complete the 7 Summits. Zac has safely led a total of 27 people above 8000m. Other notable ascents have included the 11th British & 1st Australian ascent of Baruntse (7201m), 2nd British ascent of Himlung Himal (7126m), 100% success leading on Cho Oyu and a solo ascent of Ama Dablam.


  • sue chorzelski says:

    How fantastic to be able to see where you are. . .wishint you all a safe and happy summit of Tent Peak, kisses and hugs to the person who took my boots:-D! Soot xx

  • Andy Hicks says:

    Hi, Not sure who’ll read this! My girlfriend Caroline is on the Tent Peak trek with Zac. I’ve had no contact for a few days and wanted to tell her I was missing her and wondered how they were doing? Andy Hicks X

  • Laura Murphy says:

    Good luck to Jon and all his fellow trekkers for the attempt of the tent peak summit tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing all the photos! Laura

  • sue chorzelski says:

    I’m thinking about you all and just want you to all be safe. . Brian I’m with you on those boots. . . Love always Soot xxxx and tell Martin I’m sending a big hug too xxxx So proud kisses Xxxxx

  • Philip and Stephanie says:

    Looks fantastic ! Watching your progress Brian as you head for the ascent. Know someone looking forward to seeing you back safely . Take care Steph and Phil Witney

  • sue chorzelski says:

    Hooray, well done, you are all amazingly brave, lots of love Brian and now I’ll be able to sleep tonight!:-P Soot xxzzzzzzzxxxxxx

  • Fiona says:

    Well done everyone! Congrats and sleep well! Fiona

  • carrie says:

    yeah! well done Zac and the team

  • andy hicks says:

    I’m very proud of you Caroline! xxx Can’t wait to see you next week for some long overdue hugs and kisses etc xx Thinking of you constantly. Andy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Charlotte and Josephine says:

    Hello mummy, we hope you are ok and are both so proud !! we love you so much and can’t wait to see you soon, keep in touch when you can xxxxxxxx

  • annika and Richardson says:

    Well done Captain America alias Brian . . Fantastic to hear you’ve been successful, love Annika And Richard xxx

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