The summit ridge after the...

The summit ridge after the...

The summit ridge after the hard work of ascending the Imja Tse Glacier is done. The route goes directly up to the steep ridge in front. We were the first group to the summit in the post-monsoon period that year (although one group got to the top of the ridge the day before - hence the footprints). Kaji Sherpa is in the foreground.
Chamonix Man
on Nov 4, 2002 2:24 pm
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Do you know how mutch is the sloping of the steepest part of the route below the ridge(40°-50° or what)?Can you also tell me the price the local guide charge for bring tourist to the summit?Cheers

Chamonix Man

Chamonix Man - Feb 6, 2006 3:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: sloping

The slope is around 50 degrees (max) I think - it is not as steep as it looks in the picture. I climbed it with one axe.

I'm not sure about the costs of a guide as I have not been to Nepal for a while now. I cut down the cost by doing all of the acclimatisation on my own and I met the guide at a pre-arranged vilage and only used his services for a few days.

The best person to talk is Jamie McGuinness who can give good advice:

jpdreamerz - Apr 24, 2013 8:58 pm - Hasn't voted

updated conditions

The mountain has changed dramatically in the last few years, the slope to the summit ridge is now closer to 75 degrees at the steepest, as you no longer ascend to the saddle and instead must ascend further to the right, closer to the summit.

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