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Located 14 miles east of Mt. Everest, on the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world (27,762 ft). Photo: Marko Prezelj

Makalu: Holding Pattern

Oct 23, 2008 October 23, 2008

Steve House called again today from Nepal and he’s sounding a lot better. You’ll hear more about Vince and Marko’s new route on Makalu 2 and what the team’s chances are for completing their main objective: the west face of Makalu. Listen to Makalu Update 5 (mp3 – 4:39… Read More

Makalu: New Route, Kangchungtse

Makalu: New Route, Kangchungtse

By Patagonia   |   Oct 20, 2008 October 20, 2008

Some good news to start the week. On Saturday morning at 4:45 a.m. I received the following email and picture from Vince Anderson via sat phone (hence the low resolution of the photo): 10-18-08 On Thurs., Oct. 16, Steve, Marko and I hiked up to… Read More

Located 14 miles east of Mt. Everest, on the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world (27,762 ft). Photo: Marko Prezelj

Makalu: Happy Birthday Marko

By Steve House   |   Oct 15, 2008 October 15, 2008

Two Makalu trip updates for you today, one from Steve and one from Vince. First up is Steve House calling in from the sat phone. He might not sound so hot but his illness is getting better: Listen to Makalu Update 4 (mp3 –… Read More

Located 14 miles east of Mt. Everest, on the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world (27,762 ft). Photo: Marko Prezelj

Makalu: All Settled in Base Camp

By Steve House   |   Oct 8, 2008 October 8, 2008

No call from Hi, We are all settled in base camp now. All of our equipment finally arrived. We are at 18,500 ft. Steve is still ill with a cough though seems to be getting better. Marko and I hiked up a small peak behind camp that is about… Read More

Photo: Jonathan Thesenga / Sonnie Trotter

24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell

By Sonnie Trotter   |   Oct 7, 2008 October 7, 2008

“24 hours of what?” I cried into my cell phone. “24 hours of HELL,” Kristo repeated. “Well, okay then, sign me up.” He had answered my question and we left it at that. Two months later, I still didn’t fully comprehend the meaning or significance of the event’s name. I… Read More

New Read for Your Little Mountaineers

New Read for Your Little Mountaineers

By Patagonia   |   Sep 24, 2008 September 24, 2008

As the warm, lasting light of summer slips into the folds of fond memory, the evening’s activities shift from late-day rides, runs, and climbs to cozier choices. If you’ve got little ones, this is the time of year you start thinking about snowy days, warm fires, and lots of… Read More

Located 14 miles east of Mt. Everest, on the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world (27,762 ft). Photo: Marko Prezelj

Makalu: Trekking, Snakes & Snow Monkeys

By Steve House   |   Sep 22, 2008 September 22, 2008

Steve House called last night to give us another update from Nepal. The team has been trekking at altitude for a few days now to help with the acclimatization process. Listen to Makalu Update 2 (mp3 – 6:43 – right-click to download) As Steve… Read More

Located 14 miles east of Mt. Everest, on the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world (27,762 ft). Photo: Marko Prezelj

Makalu: Update One from Steve House

By Patagonia   |   Sep 20, 2008 September 20, 2008

To Steve’s credit, this call came in Thursday morning. Due to some technical difficulties we’re bringing it to you a little late. Our thanks go out to Steve for taking the time to make these calls. Here’s the first installment: Listen to Makalu Update 1… Read More

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