Tag: Mera Peak

Up we go to Thuli Kharka

Namaste friends, family and loved ones Saying goodbye to Mera is not easy but it’s time. Summit on the right We passed over the lovely Sanu Khola on our way out of beautiful Khote. Delightful! Our route over the ridge requires we first descend through the devastation 23 years ago when the Hinku valley flash … Continue reading “Up we go to Thuli Kharka”

Team Mera Descends to Khote

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, Greetings from Khote at just under 12,000 feet! We descended from Khare this morning under sunny skies, with a constant but manageable breeze. The trail followed the Hinku River down valley and, other than the moving water and a handful of local people on the trail, there was stillness … Continue reading “Team Mera Descends to Khote”

Giving Thanks in Khare

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, The Team is wishing everyone at home a Happy Thanksgiving. We spent the day at the tea house, packing our high mountain gear and reviewing glacier travel skills, anchor-building and crevasse rescue. Thankful for wag bags! In between the skills sessions, we consumed innumerable cups of tea and, instead … Continue reading “Giving Thanks in Khare”

Team Mera Hikes Up To Snow Line from Khare

Namaste Friends, family & loved ones, We made the most of our acclimatization day here in Khare and hiked up a couple thousand feet to the snow line. Kiser peak looms above We waited until the sun came up and walked in the warm sun. The trail was a mix of dirt and some boulder … Continue reading “Team Mera Hikes Up To Snow Line from Khare”

Team Mera Reporting in from Khare

Namaste friends, family & loved ones, Greetings from Khare, at 16,400 feet. We had a glorious walk here today from Thangnag, accompanied by the newest member of the team the whole way. We’re referring to a dog whom we’ve named Sati (meaning “friend” in Nepali)- he’s been with us every step of the way for … Continue reading “Team Mera Reporting in from Khare”

Team Mera Acclimatizes in Khote

Friends, family and loved ones, We had a pretty busy day here in the very quiet settlement of Khote. After breakfast (which ranged from omelettes for some to rosti, porridge and noodle soup for others), we took a hike down valley for some light exercise. The valley here is wild and rugged. Mostly undeveloped, and … Continue reading “Team Mera Acclimatizes in Khote”

Team Mera Flies to Khote

Friends, family & loved ones, Wow— our heli flight from Lukla to Khote this morning was nothing short of spectacular! We soared over the ridge separating Lukla from Khote and all of a sudden the Hinku valley was revealed below and we had a great view of Mera Peak. Hinku Valley transport First view of … Continue reading “Team Mera Flies to Khote”

Team Mera Flies to Lukla

Friends, family & loved ones, Greetings from Lukla. We were on the first flight from Kathmandu this morning and despite some low clouds we were treated to beautiful mountain views from the plane on our way in. Everything went very smoothly and we landed in Lukla before 7:30 this morning. All aboard! Worlds shortest runway! … Continue reading “Team Mera Flies to Lukla”

2021 Mera team has arrived!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Our very excellent international mountaineering team has flown into Kathmandu and as fortune would have it, all their climbing gear arrived with them. Now that’s what we call A Great Start. We’ve assembled at the world famous Yak & Yeti Hotel where generations of exceptional climbers have launched audacious … Continue reading “Mera team has arrived!”

2017 Mera Peakers celebrate!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We got up early to check the weather. It was clear enough to fly back to Kathmandu, so we did. Showers were had by all. Looking far sharper then we had for days, we rendezvoused for a scrumptious dinner of fine Indian food. Bloated, we said our goodbyes and […]

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