Hi, my husband John and I are going. Very much looking forward to it and training hard at the moment. What about you?
I have just looked here for the first time. I have started sorting out the equipment, and realised that there is a lot of work to do. Are you fully prepared?
Definitely lots of work to do, we packed all of our stuff last weekend just to check on weight and although we are right on 15kg I wonder if there is something else we need to take and I might remember just before the trip ... stress, stress! Still training hard and hoping it will be enough. Looking forward to it though, now the trip is getting closer and closer. Tanya
Wow, sounds like you are working hard. I am impressed. I thought 15 kilos did not include all the climbing equipment (altitude boots, crampons, carabiners, etc.). Is that right? The total for the international flight can be 20 supposedly. I am going to check again.
What do you do to train? Have you done anything like this climb before?
Have a good day.
hi to you all, did this trip last year , awesome. yep id check your international travel allowance, i struggled with wieght only to find that international allowance was higher than 20k. youll be able to leave stuff at the hotel at the other end in kathmandu, like fresh clean clothes, a real treat after the trek. and on the lukla flight i carried extra stuff on me like socks hats sweeties to reduce the wieght in my holdall .
at the hotel in kathmandu , they did an equipment check to see what your winter kit was like, and it was v easy and cheap to hire equipment over there.
if i remember rightly all the climbing gear, boots,crampons, ice axe went seperatly and were ported to higher up the trek and were flown up to lukla seperate from your personnel stuff.
youll have a great adventure, just dont rush anything,listen to the guides, take well charged batteries for your cameras.
This is very helpful, thank you very much (sorry, I cannot figure out your name - there is only your forum name there).
Did you reach the summit after all?
The above was great, really good idea to carry extra things in a jacket etc. The main weight items for me were the sleeping bag, mat and daypack plus the actual bag to carry all those things. Not so much clothes, etc. Planning on hiring the climbing gear, great to know its easy in Kathmandu. And yes, great question, did you get to the summit? How long was summit day?
Anna, have walked in Nepal before, but nothing to this height, we also climbed Kilimanjaro a couple years back but I am under no illusion that this trip will be tons harder. We live in the Middle East so training has now completely shifted indoors. In the cooler months we did bootcamp on the beach which was fantastic and really helped with endurance and stamina but we ended that in July as temps were hitting 40C at 7pm. Now were are just concentrating on keep up fitness with lots of running, spinning and weight training. What about you? What trips have you done before and whats your training like?
yep, summiteded!!!!!!!!!!!!! itll blow you away(yes its a long day), YOULL SEE ,enough said.
13 started, 9 reached the top. we lost 1 after 2days he drank water in the hotel(from the tap) what a fool. the others who didnt make it, well , fitness ,age , sex , experience, if your not supposed to get there you wont.
AMS is yuck and unpredictable. so as already stated , dont rush, drink plenty of water, no alchol!!! listen to the guides. and ENJOY !!!!!
we were lucky to have a guide with us who had summited everest 4 times ,and his presence made us all feel v safe, confident and inspired.
lip balm and 2 pairs off sun glasses.
about a week before i went i stopped all training to rest the body and ate everything i could, and i did, to put a bit of wieght on, as you may lose a little, ho ho.
JUST DO IT!!
Thanks Mark and well done! What's your next adventure?
Tanya, like you I have been to Nepal, but not so high, and just once long time ago.
In other places I have had quite a bit of climbing experience (up to 5000, probably more technical than the Mera climb but who knows), yet not in the last four years! So I have really missed mountains and I am looking forward to the trip.
I would go mad in 40 degrees of heat, poor you! Luckily I live right on the top of South Downs, so I try to go for a hill run when I can. I swim too. That's about it...
Have a good day!
Great to see there has been a lot of communication on the Mera Peak page. Only 40 days left to go. Last night I even dreamed of arriving in Kathmandu. I am thinking about renting plastic boots, ice axe and crampoons in Kathmandu. That will be less luggage and weight on the flight. I went to Everest Base Camp last october, over Gokyo Ri, Cho La pass and up to Kallar Pattar. That was such a great experience that I want to try a summit there as well. Some years ago I went up to Kilimanjaro. That is my altitude experience. I live in Norway so I regulary walk in the mountains and do skiing in the wintertime. Now I am also running, cykling, swimming and do a climbing course to train me up for this tough + trip. We really have a big wonderfull adventure in front of us. Even if we reach the top or not we will see so much fantastic nature, mountains, people. animals. I love the yaks and the sound of their bells. The sherpas are also a fantastic people. It will all be great. Now I am dreaming away, so I have to say good night.
It is nice to hear from you. Norway sounds a great place for preparing for a Himalian adventure. Your training routine is very impressice too. Was your previous trek in the Everest region with Exodus too? What was your impression?
Yes, the weight of the luggage is going to be an issue, I can see that already. I am thinking of buying or renting some bits of equipment in Katmandu, but I always prefer to have my own boots and crampons, so I will have to pack in a cunning way.
Have a good day,
Today is 22 degrees Celsius and raining in Kathmandu. but I guess the monsun is over untill we will arrive. Last year I went with the danish company Topas on the Everest base Camp trip. They were very professional, everything was well organized, top guides, much information and following up on altitude seeknes, and everything went fine. On this trip we met many Exodus groups, and I got a good impression of them too. Thats why I looked on the Exodus webpages as I were searching for a summit in Himalaya. Topas has not so many different trips as Exodus. Remember to bring a thick book and batteries for the headtorch. Last year we had plenty of time to rest and read. And we really need it in this altitude.
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