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 Adventure Consultants Makalu 2001 Expedition

Expedition Leader: Guy Cotter - New Zealand

Team members: 

Robert Stevens - USA
Jean-Claude Latombe - USA / France
Keith Kerr - UK / Hong Kong
Jim Milne - USA / NZ
Bruce Hasler - New Zealand
Mark Williams - NZ/ UK

Bryan Moore - New Zealand

and Takashi Ozaki - Japan / Hong Kong

Dispatch One: Tuesday 3 April 2001 - The Adventure Consultants Makalu Expedition 2001 has begun! 

After flying into Tumlingtar on April 1 and staying the night there, the expedition began in earnest. We loaded our 45 porters with all our trekking equipment and set out for Mane Bendre. The clouds lifted from the mountains to reveal spectacular views of the great Himalayan chain from Mera Peak to Makalu. Obviously a lot of snow has fallen up high of late and the mountains are quite plastered. We set up camp for the first night after a four hour trek. The climate is very temperate, getting to 35 o C during the day and warm and balmy overnight. 

A 6.00 am wake up with tea started the day followed by a hearty breakfast. After breaking camp we trekked through terraced fields (of rice and wheat) to arrive at Chicela, a village perched high on a ridge at 1860 meters with promising views of Makalu, when the clouds around the mountain clears. 

The Expedition camp at Chicela

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