Expedition to Mera Peak in Nepal

January 20, 2017  |  Blog, News

In 2003 David did a trek to Mt Kenya, some 16,500ft high. Three and a half years on and his next challenge is to add more than the height of Ben Nevis and attempt to reach the summit of Mera Peak in Nepal.  At 21,246ft (6,476m), it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal  and one of the highest in the world. It is about the same height as Camp 2 on Mt Everest.

The extra 4,800ft in altitude will make this a notably harder challenge and involves the use of ice axe, crampons and fixed ropes at high altitude.

“Sadly my Mt Kenya companions (two of Paul’s friends) are unable to join me this time so I’m joining an organised expedition run by Jagged Globe and we’ll be leaving the UK on Friday 14th April, flying to Kathmandu then on to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region.

If all goes well the summit attempt will take place 2 weeks later after a trek designed to maximise our acclimatisation. The trek back to Lukla takes another 4 days crossing the Zatrwa La pass. In all we will ascend (and descend) over 30,000ft.

This trek will bring back memories of a trek I did with my father back in 1983 and I have no doubt Paul and I would have loved to do this together.”

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