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Mountain Madness Climber

Mera Peak Summit Photos

With our 40th Anniver­sary we’re bring­ing back some old clas­sics! Check out some pho­tos from a Mera Peak Expe­di­tion in Nepal some ten years ago led by Mark Gun­log­son and Lakpha Sher­pa. Stay tuned!

Here are some images from our sum­mit climb. Since the Mera Peaks are the first big glaciat­ed peaks ris­ing above the foothills they stand as a fan­tas­tic van­tage to the Khum­bu and the sur­round­ing ranges. The scale of the Himalaya is always stag­ger­ing, but from here it’s sim­ply amaz­ing on this expe­di­tion!

From the sum­mit we had back­side” views of such famous peaks as Ama Dablam, along with five of the four­teen 8,000-meter peaks. Out­side of the Karako­ram, there is prob­a­bly not a bet­ter view of the world’s high­est peaks and it’s a tech­ni­cal­ly easy climb too. Moun­tain Mad­ness will be adding guid­ed climbs on Mera to the sched­ule in 2011- I hope you can join us!

I also want­ed to give a spe­cial thanks to our part­ner Helly Hansen, who pro­vid­ed some great gear for the stormy start of the trip and kept the team warm and dry. Our team was all from the great Pacif­ic North­west and is used to rain, but I was so hap­py to have some raingear that actu­al­ly worked! We were also able to pro­vide some cloth­ing for our staff as well, which was great­ly appre­ci­at­ed. Thanks HH!

Ama Dablam back­side” view

Mark G on summit

On the way to base camp

High camp is on low­er left in the rocks

High camp

Nima and Lak­pa resting

MC serv­ing it up

View from high camp of Everest

Sum­mit day

Michael and Lak­pa on summit

Makalu and Chamlang

Ever­est and Lhotse


Back to base camp