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Ama Dablam is certainly our favourite mountain, challenging to climb and stunning to look at, the ultimate climber's mountain. Matt Eaton and Nima Sherpa with Lakpa Sherpa (on his way to summit #19!!!) are at Camp 1 of their summit…
The Very Best of Everest expedition 2012 has begun with an early morning flight to Lukla today. The team consists of Australians, Susan (fresh of a Mera peak expedition), Colleen and Zoe, and Brits, Katie, Kate and Rory being led…
Just received terrific news from Lakpa that Diane and Marty have successfully summited Ama Dablam today at 11am! The pair are descending now.
There's action, activity and fun being had on all of our expeditions at the moment. In the Khumbhu, Diane Westaway and Marty Beare should be on their summit bid on Ama Dablam right now. After several weeks of unseasonably cold…
Marie Helene Rougeron has just scored a hat trick of summits with Himalayan Ascent after successfully summiting Ama dablam yesterday at 11.50am (Oct 18) with Gaylgen and Jangbu.
Himalayan Ascent kicked off its autumn season a few weeks ago with multiple trips going multiple directions. In the Khumbu, Jangbu and Gaylgen, have recently successfully guided French couple, Marie Helene and Jean-Pierre Rougeron, on Lobuche East. Marie Helene is…

Manaslu Avalanche Report 3pm

The Himalayan Ascent team arrived safely back in Kathmandu on September 27th via helicopter from Samagoan. You can read details about the avalanche that occurred on Manaslu September 23rd 2012 on many expedition websites and climber blogs. This is just…

Not meant to be this year 7am

It's been an emotional and exhausting last few days. Lapka and Anjkaji spent most of yesterday on the rescue team looking for survivors or bodies. Unfortunately no one was recovered. The mountain is not safe this season. It's received too…

Safe at base camp 4pm

A sad turn of events today had our team making a quiet descent to Manaslu base camp from Camp 2 where they were for the night. An avalanche occurred early before 5am this morning which wiped out Camp 3.
As expected, the storm passed quietly after dumping meters of snow at base camp and higher on Manaslu. The team waited out an extra day to let the snow safely settle and compact, before beginning their 3rd and last rotation…

Snowing up top, raining down below 2pm

The storm did come dumping metres and metres of snow. The team have delayed their Camp 2 acclimatisation rotation and have made a quick escape to Manaslu base camp. Unfortunately as it snows up top, it is raining down below.…
Tonight is the team's first real sleep on Manaslu at Camp 1, 5700m. They climbed up today in good conditions and are feeling good. It's not busy at Camp 1 which is a nice change.