Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Valandre 2010 Makalu Expedition

Follow the team on their 2010 Makalu Expedition!


The team will be arriving over various dates in Kathmandu from April 5th to April 11th. We will then depart for the mountain on April 14th, 2010 for the trek into base camp. I have attached an itinerary below. I will be posting regular dispatch updates throughout the climb based on satellite connectivity. 


Team Members:


Brad Johnson
Robbie Klimek
Chris Klinke
Eric Meyer
Chhiring Dorje


Makalu Facts:


Elevation (meters) 8,462, (feet) 27,765

Other names/spellings: Makalufeng. The name of the mountain was probably taken from the Sanskrit word Maha-Kala, which means Big Black and is a by-name of Shiva - one of the most important gods of Hinduism. Shiva is sometimes an evil, cruel destroyer but at other times he tends to be gentle and kind-hearted. The mountain has another name in the local dialect - Kumba karna, which means The Giant.
Elevation (meters) 8,462, (feet) 27,765
Location: Khumbu Region, Himalaya, The summit ridge is the demarcation point indicating the border between Nepal on the Southern side and Tibet to the North.
Latitude 27º 53' N Longitude 87º 05' E
First Ascent: J. Franco's French Expedition, the climbers Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray, 1955
Convenient Center(s): Hille, Nepal via Dharan Bazar
Makalu is an isolated peak, located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest (8848 m.). Its size alone is impressive, but its perfect pyramid structure with four sharp ridges makes this mountain all the more dramatic.
Days
Date
Activities
Accommodation
01
10.04.2010
Arrival at KTM and Transfer to Hotel
Hotel
02
11.04.2010
Preparation Day
Hotel
03
12.04.2010
Group Briefing at Tourism Board
Hotel
04
13.04.2010
Preparation Day
Hotel
05
14.04.2010
KTM to Tumlingtar by Flight  and drive by jeep 1.30hr to Khanbari
Camping
06
15.04.2010
Khanbar to Kuwapani (drive by Jeep 3.30 hrs) after that trek to Num
Camping
07
16.04.2010
Trek to Siduwa
Camping
08
17.04.2010
Trek to Tashi Gao
Camping
09
18.04.2010
Rest at Tashi Gao
Camping
10
19.04.2010
Trek to Khogma
Camping
11
20.04.2010
Trek to Numbur
Camping
12
21.04.2010
Trek to Yangle
Camping
13
22.04.2010
Trek to Jag
Camping
14
23.04.2010
Trek Makalu BC
Camping
15
24.04.2010
Rest at Makalu BC
Camping
16
25.04.2010
Trek to ABC
Camping
17
26.04.2010
Climbing start
Camping
47
26.05.2010
Climbing End
Camping
48
27.05.2010
Makalu BC
Camping
49
28.05.2010
Trek back to Jag ( Yangle Kharka)
Camping
50
29.05.2010
Trek back to Khogma (Dobato)
Camping
51
30.05.2010
Trek back to Tashi gao
Camping
52
31.05.2010
Trek back to Num by jeep 3.30 hrs
Camping
53
01.06.2010
Trek back to Kuwapani and drive by Jeep (3.30hr) to Khanbari
Camping
54
02.06.2010
Khanbari to Tumlingtar drive by jeep 1.30 hrs and Flight to KTM
Hotel
55
03.06.2010
Rest at KTM
Hotel
56
04.06.2010
Departure

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1 comment:

龐克搖滾 said...

來拜訪你囉~期待你的下次文章~加油^^........................................