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First Himalayan Climb

Postby moonman01 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:20 pm

Am planning my first Himalayan climb for fall 2009. Mera or Lobuche East. I've climbed before, will be with a few that have lots Himalayan high altitute trekking experience, no climbing. All super fit and motivated. Any suggestions on which to choose?
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Postby snowflake » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:43 pm

What time of year?
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Re: First Himalayan Climb

Postby Mike Swiz » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:52 pm

moonman01 wrote:... for fall 2009. Mera or Lobuche East. ...
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Postby moonman01 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:10 pm

Planning for October -
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Postby radson » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:51 pm

Mera is the best bet for people with limited climbing experience.
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Postby Nelson » Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:38 pm

radson wrote:Mera is the best bet for people with limited climbing experience.


Agreed. It will be tame for the climbers in the group, but the setting is stunning. Combine it with a trek into the Hongu for a fantastic walk. Crossing the Amphu is slightly more difficult than Mera. The scenery is utterly top-notch.

My page on the Hongu here, FWIW:
http://www.summitpost.org/area/range/16 ... alley.html
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Postby AndrewSmyth » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:13 am

Nelson wrote:
radson wrote:Mera is the best bet for people with limited climbing experience.


Agreed. It will be tame for the climbers in the group, but the setting is stunning. Combine it with a trek into the Hongu for a fantastic walk. Crossing the Amphu is slightly more difficult than Mera. The scenery is utterly top-notch.

My page on the Hongu here, FWIW:
http://www.summitpost.org/area/range/16 ... alley.html


Just back from a trip to Nepal - did Mera and Island Peak (via Amphu Lapchu - correct Spelling). Mera isnt technical whatsoever, but amazingly tough at 6500m. Island was fun, again fairly easy technically with fixed ropes but a very hard day out physically. The pass was semi-tough, I fell 5m at one stage and was saved by my backpack and helmet. Would thoroughly recommend this type of trip as a first up in Nepal.
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