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 calm and surprisingly warm according to Arnold, and only close to the summit they encountered more wind. On the way, the expedition divided into smaller groups, each lead by a sherpa, because people naturally vary in their climbing speed. After several hours’ hard work and ice climbing for the last 10 meters with a fixed rope, they reached the summit of Mera Peak between 6 and 8 in the morning.
After the summit, it was time to return to the basecamp via the high camp. The next stop is Baruntse basecamp, which the group may reach already today.