Makalu 2019 Expedition Dispatches

Dispatch #2 - April 16, 2019 – Kathmandu

Our Makalu expedition is now moving ahead with our Sherpa team getting ready to head to base camp. Our team members will be enjoying some time trekking in the Khumbu region before taking helicopters directly to advanced base camp.

We were one of the first expedition companies to regularly use helicopters, over the fixed wing flights, into the Khumbu. We prefer to fly directly to Namche instead of Lukla for our Cholatse and Ama Dablam expeditions, and it now seems as if many other teams are following this schedule, to save a few days here and there.

We are hearing that there are 53 foreign climbers on 4 climbing permits on Makalu this spring, and that is a similar amount as when we last climbed Makalu in 2017.

Phil Crampton

Dispatch #1 - April 12, 2019 – Kathmandu

Our Makalu expedition is about to start. We will be posting updates throughout the climb.

Phil Crampton


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