Dispatches

Makalu

After a few nights up high on Makalu at elevations of approximately 21,000′ we are now back in base camp relaxing and enjoying the comforts of our camp. We accomplished our goal of stocking camps with gear and food, as well as acclimatizing to the higher altitudes.

We experienced perfect weather thus far, but we hear from our forecasting service that the weather is about to change. Apparently a storm is brewing in the bay of Bengal, and is moving north towards us, reaching our area on October 14th. We could have up to 12 inches of snow per day during this time. We are crossing our fingers and hoping a strong wind will appear and blow this low pressure system off track before it reaches us. The benefit of this storm is that it may push the jet stream (high winds), currently over the summit preventing a summit bid, north away from the mountain so that we have calm conditions for an extended period.

Our plan will be to rest a few days in base camp and see what happens…

Comments ( 2 )

  • Natalie says:

    Hang in there, wait it out. Good weather on the horizon….16th on 🙂 here comes the sun….Namaste Madison Mountaineering!

  • Jenna Green says:

    Hope you are safe! It has rained hard and nonstop in KTM for the past 2 days! Hang in there! 🙂
    Jenna

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