Baruntse and Mera Peak Climb & Trek Expedition Recent News Autumn 2017

Baruntse and Mera Peak Climb & Trek Expedition Recent News Autumn 2017

Baruntse & Mera Peak Autumn: News of our expedition

12 October to 14 November (Mera Peak and Baruntse) and 1-29 November (Baruntse only)

"Click Here" for information about our upcoming Baruntse Expedition"
Our October team summited Mera Peak and Baruntse, and our November team also summited!! Weather conditions were good and the teams rose to the challenge. Congratulations to the members, the leaders, Sherpas, and thanks for your support to all family, colleagues and friends. Please scroll down the page to see the beautiful photos and read the stories.

Blog posts:
Please click one of the links below to go directly to that blog post or just scroll down
21 Nov - Update from Samo M. -  I was part of the Team. It was very windy thats why we left camp 2 only at 4am. We summited around 15:25 and were back to camp 2 around 19:30. Sherpas were great as the fix line was covered by snow and they needed to dig it out otherwise we would not summit. Greetings from Kothe on the way to Lukla.

19 Nov - Back is basecamp today. All is well. Now going back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

18 Nov - Second Team 100% SUMMIT.  Back in Camp 1 already. Today going to basecamp from Camp 1. Very High Wind.

15 Nov - Second team we are going to Camp 1 again, then camp 2 and then we will try for Summit Push.  Before that we were in Basecamp after rotation to camp 1 and then two days rest in basecamp.

6 Nov - First Group and Second Group meet at Dingboche and share thier experience together. Good team .

5 Nov
- Second Group for Baruntse Reach Pangboche Today. All is well with group.

4 Nov - Amphu Labtsa pass in back in Chukung. All enjoy beautiful hike in Amphu Labtsa.


Team members are at Amphu Labtsa. View seen from Amphu Labtsa. Photo Jakob


All set to cross the Amphu Labtsa. Climber climbing Amphu Labtsa. Photo Jakob

3 Nov - Baruntse Team Summitted . Back in Basecamp safe. Tomorrow crossing Amphu Labtsa pass.


Team enjoying the summit of Baruntse. On the ridge of Baruntse Summit. Photo Jakob


Summit Ridge seen from Camp 2. The Summit with Ice Axe . Photo Jakob


Member at the Summit. Camp 2 in Night. Photo Jakob

2 Nov - The rest of the group are at Camp 2 and getting ready for summit attempt.


Going for summit from Camp 2. Climbing up with the help of Fixed rope. Photo Jakob


Summit Ridge. Going for summit. Photo Jakob

1 Nov - All other members tagged  Camp 2 and returned to Camp 1. Great weather and  stunning views of Ama Dablam.


Camp 2 in morning view. Early start for going summit. Photo Jakob

31 Oct
- All members are now at Camp 1. All members doing well.


Camp 1 with a view looking up toward camp 2 behind. Our team heading up to the upper snow pitch

30 Oct - Rest day today, before we start to head up the mountain in the mornning.

29 Oct - All members did another training day today. All doing well.


Flashing an ice-wall at Naulekh Glacier. Photo by Andrew D.. Dashes up the ice while Jonas Lohaus watches and Lakpa Garmu Sherpa belays. Photo by Andrew D..

27 Oct - Today Baruntse Team are in Basecamp organising all the equiment. We will take rest day here.


Team are at the basecamp. Photo: Dagobert W.


Puja ceromony and basecamp view. Photo: Dagobert W.

25 Oct
- Today after a short 2 hours trek we are now at Kongme Dingma and treating this as another rest day.

23 Oct - Team Mera on the SUMMIT of MERA Peak. Congratulations SummitClimb Team.


Summit of Mera Peak. Merala. Photo: Thijs S


View from Summit of Mera. Slow of Mera where you can ski as well. Photo:
Chris B

22 Oct - Trek across the Mera La, which is at about 5300 metres/17,400 feet to Mera Peak basecamp at 5100 metres/16,700 feet.


Going for Summit of Mera. Mera Basecamp. Photo: Thijs S


Team at MeraPhoto: Chris B

21 Oct - Walk to Khare at 5000 metres/16,400 feet, organize equipment. Team doing good. 


Trekking to Kare. Kipa and Mr. Wang at Tea House enjoying food.


Mr. Wang and Kipa at Kare.  Team at Tea House.

19 Oct - Hiked from Kote 3500m / 11450ft to Tangnag 4300m / 14100 ft. Stunning scenery and blue sky's members doing great.


Hiked from Kote.


17 Oct - Trek across the Zetra La pass (4600 metres/15,100 feet), to the village of Chatra La (4200 metres/13,800 feet)

Trek across the Zetra La pass. Photo Dani

16 Oct - Today after a 3 hours walk up quite step but easy ground we have arrived at Kharkateng 4000 meters / 13150 foot.  All members are doing well.

15 Oct - Trek from Lukla to Chutanga (3474 metres/11,400 feet). All is well.

Trek from Lukla to Chutanga.

14 Oct - Arrive lukla safe. All members are fine. We decide to stay in Lukla today.

13 Oct - Busy few days in Kathmandu with the members buying last minute supplies, equipment and getting to know each other, we are ready to leave tomorrow.

Team at Hotel. Team at Kathmandu resturant.

12 Oct: The Baruntse - Mera Peak Team is arriving and the expedition is starting now. Hooray!

Baruntse Team:
  • Daniel F. , (Leader) British
  • Mathias S. , Deutsh
  • Simon H., New Zealand
  • Dagobert W, Osterreich
  • Iris W., Osterreich
  • Jakob K., Osterreich
  • Gordon G., British
  • Michael S., Australian
  • Ms. Sanni R. Finland
  • Ms. Clare L. Irish
  • Yanzhong W., Chinese
  • Peter D, Australian
  • Ramon G., Espanola
  • Samo M., Slovenia
  • Ms. Lena S. Finland
Mera Peak Team:

Climbing Sherpa

  • Jangbu Sherpa
  • Ngang Nuri Sherpa
  • Sange Sherpa
  • Ang Dorjee Sherpa
  • Gyalzi Sherp
  • Pasang Nuri Sherpa

Base Camp Manager

  • Kaji Tamang