Lakpa and Sumit have both had productive summers. Lakpa led a group to the Karakoram range in Pakistan. The expedition was slightly delayed by the unfortunate and sad Nanga Parbat base camp attack, but despite being rattled by the incident the team focussed on their objective and successfully climbed both Gasherbrum I (8080m) and II (8035m).
That’s 3 8000m mountains for Lapka this year. Sumit was in Sydney over the low season meeting clients. The constant rain kept climbing ambitions low unfortunately!
Himalayan Ascent are currently preparing to depart for Manaslu in the next few weeks. This mountain is one of the favoured mountains to train for Everest. However, as we learnt last year, the mountain bears significant avalanche risk.