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Mera and Island Peak 23rd April 2022

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Mera & Island Peak 

Departs UK 23rd April 2022

Leader: Mat Etheridge 

16th May

The team have arrived in Lukla and are celebrating their recent success on Island Peak.  They have sent over these amazing pictures from summit night! Congratulations to Mat and the Team!

10th of May

Our Island Peak Team have today went over the Amphu Lapcha pass, after a couple of days poor weather it has been a good day for the crossing.   The team will now move onto Island Peak where they will rest at Base camp before moving onto the high camp and then to the summit.

The members of the team that were only doing Mera Peak are back in Lukla and due to fly to Kathmandu tomorrow.

6th of May

Congratulations to the team on summiting Mera Peak today!

They are back in Kahare for a good bit of rest and relaxation before continuing on to Khote. Tomorrow they pass through Tagnang and to the warmer temperatures of the Hinku valley.

We hope to show you some pictures soon.

2nd of May

We’ve received had a full update from Mat over the weekend. The group have had a good week of trekking and taking in spectacular views of Mera and the twin peaks of its impressive south face.

The first day took them to Poyan (2800m) where they spent the first night to begin the acclimatisation process. The following day the group took a leisurely pace with ups and downs to Pangkonngma (2846m). Over the first few days the weather has been fair, making for some very pleasant walking.

On Friday the group climbed up through an abundance of rhododendrons and bamboo to the Pangkonngma La (3173m) and then on to Chalem Kharka (3600m) the following day.

The gradual acclimatisation has been going well with the highest point so far, Chunbu Khaka (4200m), being reached on day 7. As the team made their way down to Khote the going got easier as the altitude reduced. The weather turned to rain, so the team are currently drying off and resting in Khote.

Charlie has made the decision to rest in Khote and then he will walk down with the clients who are aren’t going over to Island Peak, when they stop there on their way back. He is happy and Khote is a pleasant spot to spend a couple of days resting.

Here are some pictures of the group on the adventure so far:

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