Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fever News :(

Mikko called a couple of hours ago via the satellite phone with some bad news. He has fever but fortunately not much, at least not much for him. Usually his temperature climbs right away up to at least 39 but … Continue reading

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Mera Peak

17 expedition members and staff have succeeded in reaching the summit of Mera Peak (6476 meters) on Wednesday morning! Wake-up time was already at midnight, and after breakfast, the group left the high camp at 2 o’clock. The weather was … Continue reading

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High Altitude Greetings

Apologies for the long delay in updates, the updater was away on a mini-break in Amsterdam… In the meantime, the expedition has advanced pretty much as planned. After the rest day on last Wednesday, the group has been steadily gaining … Continue reading

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Rest Day

The latest update is by a Dutch team member Jan van den Bos. Yesterday, as planned, the group gained 700 meters of altitude as they climbed to Tagnag at 4200 meters in good weather and along a nice path. They … Continue reading

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First glimpse of Mera Peak

More expedition news from the SummitClimb website: On Sunday, the group passed the Zetra La. Fortunately, the fog had lifted, so on the way the group was able to enjoy clear views of Cho Oyu – and their caravan of … Continue reading

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Expedition News

This is a summary of the dispatches sent by the expedition leader Arnold Costner to the Summit Climb website, covering Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October. After arriving in Lukla on Friday, the expedition group started off with a couple … Continue reading

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Popcorn at 4000m. Pretty nice …

Popcorn at 4000m. Pretty nice but foggy up here. Soon some dinner and 2morrow over Zetra La. Everything is good but Diamox and tea makes you pee alot.

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Greetings from Lukla

Mikko sent a SMS from Lukla this morning and, with it, his greetings to all. The flight from Kathmandu was OK, and they will start off right away today to already cover some of the first leg.

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Last day in Kathmandu

For the last few days I’ve been mostly lazily walking around the Thamel and slowly picking up the items I still needed to buy. In the evenings we have gathered together for dinner and then some of us have continued … Continue reading

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Well that wasn’t so smooth

Greetings from Kathmandu! I arrived here this morning and I’m safe and sound as well as all my gear. Woohoo. The journey here could have been better though. Yesterday afternoon I launched myself forward with a first-time-experience with Turkish Airlines. … Continue reading

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