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Baruntse and Mera Peak Expedition 2012

By November 2, 2012Current Trips
Baruntse 2021 Expedition

Leader: Paul Noble
View more details on our Baruntse and Mera Peak expedition

2nd November: We have managed to catch Paul again for a quick update. It was good news for last weeks Mera Peak. All of the team made it to the summit which gave them huge confidence and enjoyment. Conditions were cold dark and windy but great training for the coming Baruntse Summit day.

29th Oct: We’ve had problems calling in with updates over the last few days but have now arrived at Baruntse Basecamp on a sunny and sheltered basin of our Base Camp by a small lake. We will now have a rest day, to acclimatise and explore the surroundings. Some more rope and radio training before we go for Camp 1 tomorrow morning around 9.30am. It’s good weather here but very cold with occasional afternoon snow. The team are all really keen and getting on well and looking forward to setting off now. Paul

25th Oct: An update from Paul: Today we have successfully reached High Camp on Mera Peak at 5350m and are still all feeling fit and well. The weather has been fair today, so we will try for the summit tomorrow if it continues to be good.

24th Oct: An update from Paul: Today we walked across the glacier and crossed the Mera La at 5415m, and are now at Mera Peak Base Camp. The weather has been quite good and we are all fit and well and in good spirits, and enjoying being in the mountains. The food is still great and in abundance and we have been joking we may need some extra large jackets shipped out to cover our expanding waistlines, and about how we should start a high altitude running club in an effort to lose weight!

Tomorrow we aim to go to High Camp on Mera Peak at 5350m and then try for the summit on Friday. There are quite a lot of other teams on the mountain at the moment, so plenty of opportunity for people watching!

16th Oct: We’ve just enjoyed Fire and Ice pizza’s tonight, the biggest shock being Tony…….he turned down a beer! Perhaps it’s because we have a 5am pick up tomorrow! However a potential early landing at Lukla will make up for this, we already have the bakery in mind!

15th Oct: The Baruntse team have arrived at Lukla! It was an uneventful flight and it was great to have lunch at Paradise lodge.

All the team are now armed with all the toys for a play out in the mountains. The ministry brief was delivered to Nepali time (ie the 3pm appointment started at 4.20pm) However it was good to hear what they had to say and to meet our Liaison Officer.

13th Oct: Paul has met the two clients departing from UK and has got off to a good start by holding an eating competition, although he didn’t declare who had won it. The rest of the group will meet at the hotel in Kathmandu tomorrow.

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16 Comments

  • Michele Mills says:

    Wishing my husband Tony and all those travelling and climbing with the group on 13th October to Baruntse a very safe and successful climb, hope you all have a great time. It’s really great to see your updates and photographs on the Adventure Peaks website. Enjoy yourselves and stay safe. Love Michele, James and Luke xxx

  • Leon van Berkel says:

    Looks good dad! I’m glad you are not the one turning down a beer ;). Good luck and have fun in the mountains!

  • james and luke mills says:

    Hello hope you don’t drink all the beer hope you have a good time we love you very much and
    keep very very safe!

    from james and luke
    xxx

  • Nev Insley says:

    Hope you’re having a great time Tony, Looks good enough to Snowboard down lol

  • Brett Hagen says:

    Sam, Hope all is going well. Wishing I was on the trip, looks like a lot of fun. When you get back we need to schedule some summer time in the Alps!!
    Brett

  • Nev Insley says:

    Following the Blog Tony hope your all keeping well, stay safe and enjoy the snow you lucky bugger

  • Michele says:

    To everyone on the Baruntse trip including my husband Tony, good luck with your summit tomorrow and stay very safe. Love Michele, James and Luke xxx

  • Michele says:

    Good luck, stay safe, we love you lots. Love from James and Luke xxx

  • James and Luke says:

    Good luck daddy, we love and miss you lots, stay safe, we can’t wait to see you. Love James and Luke xxx

  • Michele, james & Luke says:

    Well done Tony! on your summits of Mera Peak and Baruntse we are all very proud of you,have a safe journey home, we can’t wait to see you. Stay safe, we love and miss you lots. Michele, James & Luke xxx

  • Michele, james & Luke says:

    Well done Tony! on your summits of Mera Peak and Baruntse we are all very proud of you,have a safe journey home, we can’t wait to see you. Stay safe, we love and miss you lots. Michele, James & Luke xxx

  • Monica & Chris (in Cyprus) says:

    Congratulations ! Tony,
    We have kept a watch on your exploits ….and an eye on your family 😉
    Pity we could not get you via Skype, too.
    Continue to have a safe trek down and a little well earned relaxation before you fly home.

  • Monica & Chris (in Cyprus) says:

    Congratulations ! Tony,
    We have kept a watch on your exploits ….and an eye on your family 😉
    Pity we could not get you via Skype, too.
    Continue to have a safe trek down and a little well earned relaxation before you fly home.

  • david & ann mills says:

    Well done anthony, we are so proud of your achievments, cant wait to see you again. Have a safe journey home. Love you loads. Mum & dad. xxx

  • david & ann mills says:

    Well done anthony, we are so proud of your achievments, cant wait to see you again. Have a safe journey home. Love you loads. Mum & dad. xxx

  • James and Grandad says:

    hello and well done!
    hope you are very well and not too tired after your big climb.
    Have a safe journey home.
    can’t wait to see you when you get back.
    lots of love James and Grandad.

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