Tag Archives: Baruntse

To the Khumbu valley and back in civilization

The last day in the basecamp had gone and the last morning at the basecamp was at hand. Most of the morning went packing things up and taking the last individual and group pictures against the huge west face of … Continue reading

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To Baruntse – the ups and downs

After the Mera Peak summit day we did not have a long to rest: already the next day we packed all things up and started the trek towards Baruntse basecamp. In the morning after the summit day we woke up … Continue reading

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The Mera Peak Climb

On 22nd of October we arrived at the Mera Peak basecamp. It is situated on a valley floor on the Eastern side of the Mera La about 250m lower than the basecamp that other parties aiming for Mera Peak are using. … Continue reading

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The trek to Mera Peak basecamp

It truly has been too long since I wrote anything, almost three months. I could blame it on my trip to India right afterwards or on the work/holiday trip to London a little later or on all the festive season … Continue reading

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Beaten by the Flu

I have to say that my trip did not culminate exactly the way I had dreamed it would. Although I did not beat the mountain, the mountain did not beat me either… I was beaten by the flu. I’ve now … Continue reading

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On terrace between Tengboche a…

On terrace between Tengboche and Namche drinking chhang. Sun shines and life is good. Cute little gray kitten keeps me company.

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Within Civilization Again

Greetings from Mikko to everyone! He sent an SMS this morning, announcing that they are back in the civilized world again (i.e. within the range of cell phone coverage 😉 He was both in good mood and health. But he … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues

After being forced to spend several days at the basecamp, it seems that Mikko is finally on the move again. I assume the expedition group has now left the basecamp and are trekking toward the Amphu Labtsa pass (at 5848 … Continue reading

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Speculation

I haven’t heard from Mikko since Sunday, but his Spot track reveals that he has stayed put at the basecamp. Let’s hope these two rest days have given him enough time to get better! According to the latest post on … Continue reading

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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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