Waiting!

Mike Horn and Fred Roux's mess tent at Makalu Advanced base camp
Mike Horn and Fred Roux's mess tent at Makalu Advanced base camp
Mike Horn’s mess tent at Makalu advanced base camp with Iland solar panels

Bad weather hinders any attempt for Mike and Fred to ascend Makalu’s summit at 8’643m. A potential weather window of the 8th and 9th of May has now been pushed to around the 12th and 13th of May.

With the closure of Mount Everest this year many climbers have decided to regroup at the neighbouring mountain of Makalu.

We sure have company this year! There must be another 80 people here at advanced base camp waiting to climb. Most other climbers attempt to ascend with oxygen, group together and stop and rest at camp sites. Our technique is rather different as we climb in alpine style, that is without oxygen, light and fast.

We are as ready as can be – now we just need to have the weather on our side!

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