We have just returned to base camp after pushing as high as possible on Makalu.
Above our Camp 2 at 22,500′ we found deep snow left by the recent storm that caused the avalanches and fatalities on nearby peaks in the Annapurna region. We felt it unreasonable to press on in such difficult / dangerous conditions, so have called off our climb. Currently we are packing up our base camp and preparing to head out in a few days.
We have had a great time attempting the world’s 5th highest mountain, and have made some great friends along the way.
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