Tag Archives: On the road

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 šŸ˜‰ 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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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 ā€“ 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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