Following a very windy night at camp 2 the summit was sadly out of the question so the team have come down to base camp. They are looking forward to a chicken dinner tonight to celebrate before returning to Kathmandu tomorrow.
The team are in position at camp 2, they are resting and fueling and will leave for the summit early tomorrow.
Our team have moved back up the mountain to sleep at camp 1, they have had to do a bit of tent fixing on arrival as the wind had flattend the tents at camp 1 causing some destruction. It has been a cold day on the mountain and the team are glad to be cosy in the comfort of their tents now. Tomorrow the team will move up to camp 2.
The team have had a good couple of days acclimatising they have been up to touch camp 2 and spent another night at camp 1 before descending back to base camp to rest. They are now doing some washing and enjoying the luxuries of camp.
The team have moved up to Camp 1. Tomorrow they will move up the fixed lines to Camp 2 before descending back down to sleep at Camp 1 tomorrow. After spending the night at Camp 1 they will head down to Base Camp for a rest and to prepare for their summit bid.
Today the team have walked to Pseti Pakari. It has been a bright sunny day, there is fresh snow on the trail making it a tougher walk, but the team are enjoying the luxury of a can of coke in the tea house. Tomorrow the team head up to Baruntse Base Camp
The team have descended to Konga Dingma after a lot of snow and poor weather conditions stopped progress on Mera Peak. Tomorrow they head to Panch Pakari.
Yesterday the team had a rest day, although that never means you get to stay in bed. There is kit to organise and washing to be done and then the team spent time doing some fixed line training as well. It is also the last day of wifi.
The team have now arrived at khare. A few of the team have set height records for themselves today. So far the weather is being kind. Let’s hope it continues. The lodges have been very welcoming as we are the first big group in the valley. Some of the team are here for Mera Peak and others will move onto Baruntse after Mera Peak. Today has been a height record for some! always a great feeling getting that little bit higher each day. See our Gallery below.
The team have now continued on the trek from Nashing Dingma to Cholem Karka, then onto Khola Kharka and are now resting up in Kote. The team are acclimatising well and the majority of the team are looking forward to Yak steak tonight. .
The whole team have met up in the village of Nashing Dingma. Some have spent the first fewdays trekking in after their flight to Lukla and the rest of the team helicoptered in this morning. Follow the team using the map below.
By the order of the Ministry of Tourism, it’s official we’re off to climb Mera & Baruntse and without delay the first half the team flew to Lukla this morning and have started their trek to Poyan.
The first half of the team have all safely arrived into Nepal along with all their kit. However there is no time to rest on their laurels. It’s an early start tomorrow for Martin, Jan, Alasdair, Francois and Bella, as they are on the first flight to Lukla, which departs at 6am. Over the next three days they will trek to Poyan, Pangoma & Nashing Dingma with Thaman & Phurba.
After the ministry briefing, Stu will await the rest of the team arriving on the 9th October and make our final preaparations before we helicopter to Nashing Dingma on the 10th, where, finally the whole team will be united for the first time.
The first team members depart for Nepal today. The second half of the team will depart from the UK on the 8th October. You can follow the teams progress on the map below. Tracking will commence on the 10th October.
Stu Peacock is a very experienced high altitude mountaineer who has been to the Summit of Everest, Broad Peak, Cho Oyu, Manaslu and climbed on K2. His other expeditions include: Ama Dablam, Peak Lenin, Aconcagua, Khan Tengri, Tien Shan Unclimbed, Korzhenevskaya, Himlung Himal, Baruntse, Mera & Island Peak, Alpamayo, Bolivian Peaks, Spantik, Carstensz Pyramid, Elbrus, Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro. He was the first Brit to summit Everest via the North Ridge 3 times and has climbed Everest from both the North & South sides.