The monsoon clouds are still amongst us here in Kathmandu as we wrap up the past weeks of summer climbing. It's been a successful season on a few 8000m peaks.
Ang Kaji popped into the office today tanned and beaming from his double header on Shishapangma and Cho Oyu in Tibet. He was the first to summit Shishapangma as part of the rope fixing team to the central summit on the 25th September at 9.15am. He and his Mongolian client also topped out on Cho Oyu at 6.30am on the 2nd Oct as well!!! Amazing effort!!!
Lakpa, Mingma, Nima Gyalgen and Chris Burke are on their way back to Kathmandu after a successful expedition on Manaslu. The team summited on Oct 3rd.
Teams have already began to depart for our upcoming expedition on Ama dablam as well. Malcolm and Chirring, Steve and Jangbu are in Namche at the moment to get in some early acclimatisation climbs and treks before Ama dablam. In the coming days, a few good friends are expected to really kick start the autumn season on probably our favourite Khumbu mountain.