Kala Pataar Climber's Log

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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 !!!

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Apr 30, 2005 5:06 am

Route Climbed: Normal Route from Gorak Shep Date Climbed: 20 November 2002  Sucess!

A beatiful day just against the face of Mount Everest.

Carson Poe - Mar 29, 2005 7:31 pm

Route Climbed: From Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Kala Pattar Date Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!

Reached top in light snow. Heard two distant avalanches on Nuptse or Everest.


klwagar - Jan 25, 2005 4:39 pm

Date Climbed: October 25, 2004  Sucess!

A steady stream of people up. Cold and windy but a beautiful day. Easy walk


PeterCorneliusSpaeth - Oct 24, 2004 5:24 am

Route Climbed: Trek Date Climbed: Oct 9th, 2004  Sucess!

Perfect day, perfect views, well acllimatised. What more can you expect ?


jwuite - Oct 19, 2004 10:08 am

Route Climbed: Base Camp Trek Date Climbed: August 1994  Sucess!

We sat here by ourselves for hours gaping at Everest, Goddess Mother of Earth.


ecallahan - Oct 5, 2004 6:14 pm

Route Climbed: Route to Everest Base Camp Date Climbed: April 2004  Sucess!

Killer views of Sagarmatha. The Himalayas are like nothing else on earth. Spent an hour at the top taking photos of the surrounding area. A must do.

Gail J

Gail J - Aug 20, 2004 5:25 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Trek Date Climbed: Oct. 26, 2000  Sucess!

Summitted on my mother's birthday. She wonders if I was switched at birth, but I was concieved on the day Hillary summitted Everest.. My personal highest elevation, fortunate to have a beautiful day.


meepers - Dec 25, 2003 9:22 pm

Route Climbed: normal Touristy route Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!

Great 360 degree view of the Everest region.


Akrajen - Oct 28, 2003 7:55 pm

Route Climbed: Normal from Gorak Shep Date Climbed: September 30, 2003  Sucess!

I went in the morning and whiteout conditions didn't allow for much a view, but Kala Pataar is an almost "manditory" waypoint for anyone doing the Everest Base Camp trek.


Viator - Aug 29, 2003 12:35 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Sep 99  Sucess!

Fun, and what a view. I'll reiterate, like everyone else, it's not really much of a 'peak,' per say, but that isn't any reason not to do it. It's more than worthwhile as a diversion if you're up that way anyway.

scott b

scott b - Aug 24, 2003 5:19 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route from Gorak Shep Date Climbed: May 1987  Sucess!

Beautiful views all around, perfect day for photos and climbing/hiking. The trek through the Kumbu was also a highlight, as were the many Monasteries and wonderful people along the trail from the Lukla Airport to base camp of Everest. I bought a bottle of coca-cola for $1 near Gorak Shep at a Lodge(??), wonder how much it is now?

Alan Sharp

Alan Sharp - Aug 21, 2003 6:37 am

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: November 2002  Sucess!

Wind at the summit was something else, but the view of Everest is the most spectacular you will ever see. An amazing experience.


theis - May 7, 2003 6:58 am

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 24th of April 2003  Sucess!

Very leisurely climb. Summited at the break of dawn


kullaberg - Nov 30, 2002 11:12 am

Route Climbed: trail Date Climbed: nov 88  Sucess!

not exactly a summit but more an extension of pumori's west ridge. mandatory terminus of the khumbu trek.

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