Friday, 13 June 2014

Mera Peak 6476m

My Mera Trip this Spring (April) 2014:

About Mera Peak:
Mera Peak is a mountain in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalaya and administratively in Nepal's Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu District. At 6,476 metres (21,247 ft) it is classified as a trekking peak. It contains three main summits: Mera North, 6,476 metres (21,247 ft); Mera Central, 6,461 metres (21,198 ft);  and Mera South, 6,065 metres (19,898 ft),

The first ascent of Mera Central was on May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing (who was known by the nickname The Foreign Sportsman). Mera North was first climbed by the French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honills in 1975. The region was first explored extensively by British expeditions in the early 50s before and after the ascent of Everest. Members of those teams included Edmund Hillary, Eric Shipton and George Lowe.

The view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalaya with five 8,000m peaks visible: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga, as well as other Himalayan peaks linked below. The standard route from the north involves high altitude glacier walking. The ease of reaching this elevation may be its biggest danger but good weather and snow conditions are, of course, necessary for safety and success. The west and south faces of the peak offer more difficult technical routes.

In 1986 Mal Duff and Ian Tattersall made the first ascent of the south west pillar. The route is approximately 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) in length and graded at ED inf. The approach to the base of the pillar is extremely exposed to serac fall.

Depature from Kathmandu, Equipment for treks and expedition

Fly : Kathmandu to Lukla

 Lukla airport

Lukla airport 2860m 
Arrived at Lukla

Drinks for selle
Small Sherpeni girl from Sholu-Khumbu

Small Sherpa boy from Sholu-Khumbu

A Sherpa men from Sholu-Khumbu

A Rai Men from Sholu-Khumbu

Village  (laligurash)

Visit Gompa
Rest time 

Trekking start

Kitchen staff heading first to prepare lunch
A Kitchen boy preparing Lunch / dinner table 

Cook men making bread 

Camp site
Cook: which foot for today?

Dinner time 

Cook made Nepal Himalaya Pizza


Kitchen staff having dinner

Porters are waiting dinner

Sherpa man doing sirvice for porters

Trekking going up, day by day
Assistant Guides enjoying to guiding to clients

Khare, last human civilization 5045m

A Porter heading Mera La 5415m

Oour camp in Mera base camp 5350m
Our staff heading to Mera high camp to set camp

Our tents are set in Mera high camp 5780m

Our team heading to Mera summit push

Friend Eric enjoying climbing this last summit section 
Welcome to Mera Summit  ( Bjorn Group Leader ) 

Welcome to Mera Peak Hedi & Eric

Mera Peak : having pic...

View from top Mera: Mt. Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Cho-Oyu 8201m, Amadablam 6812m etc

View from Mera top: Makalu 8481m, Chamlang 7319m, Barutse 7129m, Peak 41, 6648m etc.
Summit cake

Group collection 

Climbing Map Mera Peak

Mera Trip Map / Lukla to Mera Peak
Orange color was not my itinerary this time, where is Zatrwa la 4610m pass.

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