Kala Pataar Climber's Log

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Outdoorgirl_ca - Aug 13, 2007 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2005

Great Trek  Sucess!

We had clear weather and great views of Everest all the way from Phortse. The day we hiked up Kala Pataar, there was a bit of cloud cover that hid the mountain, but it was still a fantastic hike. Nepal is such a great place to walk about.


TorstenW - Jun 7, 2007 1:47 am Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2007

the  Sucess!

Everything is a little strenuous when you're at these altitudes, especially when you scramble straight up! I wish I would have stayed up there longer...


myrsky - Apr 27, 2007 8:22 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2007

Wow  Sucess!

Early in the morning weather was perfect and the views were great. This is the place you CAN'T miss when trekking to Everest BC.


Whitesail - Apr 9, 2007 7:15 pm


Had the top to ourselves for a couple of hours! I did not want to come down!


mbollino - Mar 9, 2007 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2003

Sunset on Everest  Sucess!

Second time to this spot. Phenomenal grandstand view of Everest/ Nuptse and back down the Khumbu valley to Ama Dablam, etc. A popular but not to be missed spots on any trek through the Khumbu. Dont' listen to the argument over Gokyo Ri v. Kala Pataar, they both give different and stunning views. Just hike up them both! If you have clear weather, I recommned sunset. Probably the best alpinglow I've ever witnessed. On the way back down the moon rose over Everest's south shoulder. What a magical moment!


7summits - Feb 20, 2007 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2006

Great views  Sucess!

I recommend the normal route and not the scramble straight up :)

Great views of the area though


Bart - Nov 6, 2006 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2003

Nice view.  Sucess!

Offers a very nice view of Everest. One of the Everest Base Camp trek high points.


tommi - Oct 21, 2006 8:29 am

Fantastic  Sucess!

View, when Its possible climb early in the morning to see the sunrise over Everest


jonhersh - Aug 31, 2006 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2001

Route Climbed: Normal route from Lobuje  Sucess!

Still seemed to take forever to climb even after 2 weeks of trekking in Gokyo and Khumbu. I realized I'll never be a high-altitude mountaineer. It's ok though. The views and trip were incredible.


spenceinboulder - May 9, 2006 5:23 am Date Climbed: May 4, 1998

Not nearly as impressive as Gokyo Ri  Sucess!

A spectacular panorama, nonetheless.


andreaperino - Mar 24, 2006 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2002

Great panorama...

...from the top!


Koohnavard - Jan 16, 2006 1:19 pm

Date Climbed: April 2000  Sucess!

Awesome! You'll see me with Pumori on my profile page.


Sweetswede - Jan 10, 2006 4:29 pm

Route Climbed: Normal trek route Date Climbed: December 2000  Sucess!

Five week trek through the Arun valley and the Khumbu


rdesota - Dec 1, 2005 12:20 am

Route Climbed: trail Date Climbed: November 12, 2005  Sucess!

A nice way to end our Ama Dablam trip. Beautiful views of Everest et. al. Probably the best mountain view in the world. Definitely going back to the area...


Mjollnir - Nov 22, 2005 7:10 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Oct. 16th, 2005  Sucess!

It's just a hill. But it has AWESOME views of Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam, etc.


granitepeaker - Nov 22, 2005 2:25 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: October 21, 2005  Sucess!

It snowed about a half of foot the night before I hiked it so it was a work out to get to the top. Once on the summit there wasn't even a view of Everest because of all the cloud cover, what a let down. Better luck next time I guess.

~ Jason Maehl


bbirtle - Jul 8, 2005 7:22 am

Route Climbed: Normal Route from Khumbu Glaciar Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2002  Sucess!

Bring a torch/flashlight and be there for the sunset. One of the better ones I've ever experienced! A little chilly, but if you are even a little equipped, no problem to make the short decent in the dark in time for your nightly yak burger.


K_G_Wright - Jun 21, 2005 2:14 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: April 22, 1995  Sucess!

EARTH DAY 1995- Incredibly beautiful & other than the lack of oxygen, this high point on the ridge between Gorak Shep and Pumori is not technically difficult (watch out for awesome wind gusts); however, the reward is worth every "o" starved step. It's worth the view looking "down" upon Everest Base Camp, and up to the S. Col and The Goddess. Take your time acclimatizing, as I was in great cardio-vas. shape, and I still got moderate AMS symptoms and had to cut short my planned trip to Base Camp.


fdoctor - May 28, 2005 5:15 pm

Route Climbed: The only one Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!

Broke the world altitude record for Extreme Ironing with Slipper, Beast, Meredith, Mingma, and Bhakta.


Mblue01 - May 18, 2005 10:55 am

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 02 May 2005  Sucess!

Magnificent view !!!

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