Mera Peakers Go For a Test Run

Friends, Family & Loved Ones,

This morning, the Team climbed above Khare on the rocky trail to the site of base camp- about 2,000 feet elevation gain and just under half way to high camp. We enjoyed terrific weather and views on the way up,

and snow showers and some winds and clouds on the way down. From our high point, we could see the start of the climbing route– very exciting!

We returned to Khare for lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon packing our climbing gear so that we’re ready to go early tomorrow morning. We also spent some time talking about climbing strategy for the next few days and sharing some tips with the Team. Tomorrow, we are hoping to make it to high camp before the forecasted afternoon showers. We’re feeling good and ready to launch. Please keep your fingers crossed for good weather!

Carole & Vern Tejas

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