The latest news from Stage 2

of the Great Himalaya Trail

Day 49 - made it through all high passes including Amphu Labsta

18 Apr 2014

Makalu Everest at Dingbuche 18 April 2014.Update to High Passes Crossings1. Sherpani Col: Check!2. West Col: Check!3. Amphu Labsta: Check!4. Mental fortitude required to cross three of the world's highest, most difficult mountain passes in six days? Check!To my family and friends who celebrate it, Buona Pasqu...

Day 46: Sherpani Col - tick! West Col - tick!

15 Apr 2014

Makalu-Everest 15- April-2014 at Honku Basin 5400m.We're mid stride in pass crossings.  We are luxuriating at 5400 metres after three tough days at high altitude crossing Sherpani Col and then West Col.  How do I find the words to describe the experience?It was tough.  The mountain views were a...

Day 42: Preparation for crossing Sherpani Col tomorrow plus a Buddhist Puja ceremony to request blessings from the mountain gods

11 Apr 2014

Makalu Everest at Swiss Base Camp 5150m. Lets reflect back so far,  We fly to Bhadrapur , Then drive to Ilam with a overnight stay ,The next day we flew toTaplejung. Day 5 with a easy walk to Mitlung,then off to Chriruwa, Day 7 & 8 a challenging walk onto Sukathum and Amjilosa. The next 2 days easy w...

Day 40: Makalu Base Camp, at the foot of the 5th highest mountain in the world (8463m)

09 Apr 2014

Makalu Base Camp 08 April 2014I've always had difficulty with balance and, while trekking over boulders, scree, snow and rock strewn trails these last 38 or so days has improved it immensely, I'm finding that like with the verbal stutter I've had since childhood and that I taught myself to control so that it'...

Day 36: Farewell to Stage 1 with a long and 'awesome' day and HELLO to Stage 2 - the most difficult and challenging of all 7 stages.

06 Apr 2014

Grazing Kharka (Day 35)Hello to all from today's camp on the Grazing Kharka! Today was the last, official day of Stage 1 on the GHT, as we are meeting up with the Stage 2 group tomorrow at Yangla Kharka who started out from Kathmandu five days ago. (As an aside, Marian noted today at lunch, that we've been se...

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