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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Photos of Sherpani Pass linking Makalu BC with the Khumbu

After my recent expedition to climb Mt Makalu I was hoping to walk out over the Sherpani Pass and into the Khumbu, however after my late summit I ran out of time so had go back the same way we trekked in over the Shipton La and back to the airstrip at Tumlingtar.

For a number of years it has been an ambition of mine to walk from Makalu Base Camp over the Sherpani Pass, West Col and Amphu Laptsa and into the Khumbu near Everest Base Camp. In my mind this is one of the most impressive and challenging treks in the Himalayas.

This is a truly adventurous expedition passing through a remote and wild region of the Himalayas. The altitude of the Sherpani Pass is at 6,135m so it is very important to spend time around Makalu BC in order to sufficiently acclimatise. Clearly there are logistical challenges in supplying an expedition to this area so it is important to have a strong Sherpa team to undertake this journey.

The Mountain Company is planning on organising the Makalu Base Camp to Khumbu via Sherpani Pass in April 2011, for further information take a look at our website. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining Roland on this expedition.

Take a look at the superb photos of Sherpani Pass and Baruntse Base Camp below, I would like to thank José Mª López "Ramoni" for very kindly sending these photos. He was also on an expedition to Makalu earlier this year and afterwards walked out over the Sherpani Pass and climbed Baruntse on his way home.

Photo: Sherpani Pass from Camp 1 on Makalu

Photos: Approaching Sherpani Pass
Credit: José Mª López "Ramoni"

Photo: Sherpani Pass at end of valley
Credit: José Mª López "Ramoni"

Photo: Makalu from glacier near Sherpani
Credit: José Mª López "Ramoni"

Photo: North side of Sherpani Pass
Credit: José Mª López "Ramoni"

Photo: On top of Sherpani Pass
Credit: José Mª López "Ramoni"

Photo: Abseiling down Sherpani Pass
Credit: José Mª López "Ramoni"

Photo: Descending down Sherpani Pass
Credit: José Mª López "Ramoni"

Photo: Baruntse Base Camp
Credit: José Mª López "Ramoni"


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