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Baruntse Expedition 2007

By April 7, 2007Current Trips

The Team Leader : Zac Poulton
Read Baruntse expedition details

Team: , Gabriel Burton, Michael Green, Hugo Hunt, Paul Hunt, Andrew Holley, Andrew Williams

10th Nov  137.5% SUMMIT SUCCESS! – Email received from Zac today to say that a second summit attempt has been successful, so all the team have now summitted.  This included Zac, Andrew Williams, Paul Hunt, Sonam Sherpa and Nuru Sherpa.  The team are now back at Namche Bazaar having had a good crossing of the Amphulatsa. They hope to be back in Kathmandu on the 12th November.

3rd Nov  Zac rang in this morning, all the team are fine. He confirmed that it was Andrew Holley that summited yesterday. Andrew Williams and Paul Hunt turned around at camp 1 before the summit attempt. However they intend to head back up tomorrow with Zac & the sherpas to make another attempt on the 5th or 6th. They aim to leave BC on the 8th.

2nd Nov SUCCESS – We have received an email from our agent in Nepal to say that the following people had reached the summit of Baruntse at 12.30 today: Zac, Sonam Sherpa, Nuru Sherpa, Gabriel, Hugo and Andrew, although at this stage we are not clear which Andrew. As soon as we get more information we’ll update the page.

30th Oct  Yesterday the team made their first carry up to Camp 1.  Today they are having a rest day before moving up to Camp 1 tomorrow to sleep.  Everyone is doing well and the weather is good. They plan to head up to Camp 2 the following day and possibly sleep there. They will then head back down to BC. They are aiming for the 6th of November as their first intended summit day.

22nd Oct  Zac has called today from Thaknag.   Everyone is fine and the team are a day ahead of schedule. They aim to reach Mera Peak BC either tomorrow or the day after. Gabriel is heading over the Amphulatsa with the Island Peak team and will meet up with the rest of the Baruntse team at Chamlang BC. Sadly Mike Green is having to head back to the UK due to work commitments.

18th Oct  Zac emailed to say the group are all well and had enjoyed an organised tour of Kathmandu.  Plans to fly to Lukla today.

17th Oct  Zac & the team have arrived safely in Nepal. They will spend the next day and a half making their final preparations before flying out to Lukla.

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.

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