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Makalu 2009: Final Post with Photos

Makalu 2009: Final Post with Photos

By Steve House   |   Jun 16, 2009 June 16, 2009

I’ve been home from Makalu almost two weeks now and it’s been almost three weeks since I last posted — time flies. I was able to leave base camp very quickly because Cory Richards injured his knee in the deep snow just a few hours from… Read More

Makalu 2009: Makalu 2, Steve 0

Makalu 2009: Makalu 2, Steve 0

By Steve House   |   Jun 1, 2009 June 1, 2009

Just as he predicted, Steve House and Cory Richards were not able to summit Makalu via the normal route. The same snow storm that collapsed the kitchen in base camp has halted their progress at approximately 20,000 feet. Listen to Steve House… Read More

Makalu 2009: Collapsed Kitchen

Makalu 2009: Collapsed Kitchen

By Steve House   |   May 27, 2009 May 27, 2009

[Makalu base camp after the storm, May 2009. Photo: Cory Richards] In today's call from Makalu, Steve House describes a tropical storm that dropped 36 inches of wet snow in 36 hours on base camp. The weight of the snow was enough to collapse… Read More

Makalu 2009: Back to Normal

Makalu 2009: Back to Normal

By Steve House   |   May 19, 2009 May 19, 2009

After last week's scary call it was great to hear a spry sounding Steve House on the voicemail this morning. He recovered well from his bout with HAPE and will be heading up to camp 2 on Makalu's normal route tomorrow. Have a listen and you'll… Read More

Makalu 2009: Getting Acclimated

Makalu 2009: Getting Acclimated

By Steve House   |   May 12, 2009 May 12, 2009

With his sat. phone all repaired, Steve House called from Makalu base camp last Thursday. Then it was our turn for technical difficulties here in Ventura. Now that everything's up and running again we're happy to share Steve's first phone update from the base of Makalu's West Face, the… Read More

Makalu 2009: Makalu Again

Makalu 2009: Makalu Again

By Steve House   |   Apr 29, 2009 April 29, 2009

Editor's note: After an unsuccessful attempt last year due to foul weather, Steve House is heading back to Makalu for some more reconnaissance and possibly another alpine-style attempt at the west face. Steve sent the following email yesterday from the halfway point on the nine-day trek… Read More

Farewell Makalu. Until next time? Photo: Marko Prezelj

Makalu: The Last Installment

By Steve House   |   Nov 11, 2008 November 11, 2008

The last time Steve House called from Makalu base camp in Nepal, we heard that strong winds had kept he, Vince Anderson and Marko Prezelj from even starting up the West Face. It was a major disappointment after all the team went through to get… 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: Blown Away

By Steve House   |   Oct 31, 2008 October 31, 2008

Steve, Vince and Marko spent last night at the base of the wall but returned to base camp this morning due to extremely strong winds. Attempting Makalu’s West Face in less than ideal conditions is one thing, attempting it in a storm of flying rocks and ice chunks is… 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: Heading Up

By Steve House   |   Oct 30, 2008 October 30, 2008

As promised, Steve House called again just before leaving base camp for the West Face. This is an interesting call because the revised weather forecast isn’t as good as the team expected. Download or click the link to hear Steve explain. Listen to Makalu Update 7… Read More

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