Makalu – our last acclimatisation climb
We had the summit just above our heads but strong winds and snow made us turn back.
Mike and Fred climbed to 7’700m and spent a very cold evening in the tent with freezing temperatures and extremely strong winds.
On the descent they passed sherpas who were coming up, fixing lines for other climbers – they assume the overload from climbers who have been forced away from this years climbing season on Everest.
Mike and Fred are now back at Advanced Base Camp at 5’700m where they will have a much deserved rest. Tomorrow they will head down to base camp at 4’800m where they will wait for the bad weather to pass.
We feel great, strong and well acclimatised. As soon as we get the next good weather window we’ll go for the summit!