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Makalu summits! 11AM

Fantastic news just in, the Makalu team summited this morning at 6am.

Back on Makalu push 9AM

Fortunately another window has opened so the Makalu team are presently climbing to camp 4. Once they get there, they'll rest in preparation for their summit bid starting tonight. It's a bit busy up there with lots of teams also climbing on the same schedule. Go team!

Makalu team back at base camp 9AM

Despite mild wind weather predictions, strong winds prevented the Makalu team from reaching Camp 3 on the 15th. Camp 3 sits on the Makalu la, a pass or saddle that is exposed to winds.

Makalu team waiting for window 11AM

Chris and Vance have completed their camp 3 rotation on Makalu with Lakpa, Ngima and Galden. At the moment the winds aren’t looking great at the summit so they’re patiently sitting tight at base camp for the window to open.

Once the winds ease, the team will make their summit push. Meanwhile most of our teams in the Khumbu have returned or are on their way back.