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Written By: sean on April 19, 2017 No Comment
Island Peak – Lungden (4380m)

Monday was a rest/acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar which included a walk to the nearby village Khumjung and a visit to the monastery which houses the famous Yeti skull.

Yesterday the group left Namche Bazaar and traversed the contour line towards the quaint village of Thame (3750m). Situated on a bend in the river and found […]

Written By: sean on October 7, 2015 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Uhuru Peak – highest point in Africa

Sean’s just called to say they summited!  He said it was the worst weather he’s experienced in 27 summits of Kili. The weather was so bad that they couldn’t see the sign welcoming climbers to the summit (5895m). Well done to the exhausted team – it was epic.

After a short rest at […]

Written By: sean on October 1, 2015 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – departure day

After months of planning, today is departure day for a great group of family and friends – most from Empangeni. Sean will meet everyone at 23h00 tonight at O R Tambo.  Their Kenya Airways flight departs at 0150 tomorrow morning (Friday), landing in Kilimanjaro at 0930.   They have the day tomorrow […]

Written By: sean on October 2, 2014 No Comment
Kilimanjaro – Summit!  Uhuru peak – 5895m

Just heard from Sean to say that everyone made it and they reached the summit at 6.15am this morning.  He joked that they were feeling so good they’re now on their way to climb Mt Kenya!

The group will descend to Baraufu hut, rest a little and then begin the long and tiring […]

Written By: sean on September 29, 2014 One Comment
Kilimanjaro – Baranco camp (3950m)

Today the walk got steeper and very scenic, along narrow valley ridges and over rocky sections towards the Moorland zone and to Baranco camp (3950m).  Sean called to say ‘happy days at Baranco camp.  Everyone is strong’.

 

Written By: sean on June 7, 2014 No Comment
Denali – Talkeetna

The group have just arrived safe and sound in Talkeetna – after a 14 hour descent. They were off to go and have their first proper meal – pizza.

Written By: sean on June 5, 2014 12 Comments
Denali – Summit – 20,320ft (6,194m)

They summited on Wednesday evening!  Sean phoned from the Denali pass 9am (our time) to say they were on their way down from the summit. They are absolutely exhausted and will crash at the High Camp for a while before heading down.

It’s an incredible achievement considering only 4 out of 10 climbers attempting Denali make […]

Written By: sean on June 4, 2014 2 Comments
Denali – leaving High Camp

Just in from Molly – the weather window has come forward 2 days so they are making a summit bid today – a 9 hour climb to the summit. They have been boiling water for hours due to the boiling point difference and the temperature.  She says it’s a beautiful day and they are ready […]

Written By: sean on June 4, 2014 No Comment

They’ve arrived at the High Camp and last camp before the summit attempt.  It’s been epic battle said Sean. Their 2 stoves packed in which could have been a disaster but they’ve managed to get them working again.

The stretch to th High Camp is the most scenic part of the route. The terrain was quite […]

Written By: sean on June 4, 2014 No Comment
Denali – to the High Camp

Monday was a big day for Team Zulu/Maxidor. They were able to finally leave their sleds and put on backpacks filled with supplies for the summit bid and then climbed the headwall to approximately 16,700ft (5090m).  The headwall is a 800ft, 40-degree ice slope fixed with two ropes (one up, one down).  They cached gear […]

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