Friday, 25 November 2011

Autumn in Nepal

Just returned from almost 6 weeks in Nepal leading two treks in the Khumbu region. The first was to Everest Base Camp and Kalla Patthar, the second was a special bespoke trip organised by Jagged Globe to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Silver Hut research expedition, which was the first extensive research done on how altitude effects the body, of obvious interest to mountaineers. It was also on this expedition that Ama Dablam was first climbed on the 13 March 1961.

On this trek was Dr Jim Milledge, foremost scientist on the research end and also Norman Hardie who was amongst the first ascenionists on Kanchenchunga (8586m) on May 25th 1955.