RodellarNo Pain No Gain If everything was easy nothing would be a challenge. If we could fly we wouldn’t bother climbing; the harder the challenge the bigger the buzz. Failure hurts, but without failure there is no success. Without failure there is no need to work hard to gain success.
Makalu Expedition - news from Base CampMonday, September 14, - Makalu base camp
I left Base Camp to Makalu west pillar on Saturday morning at 00.30 am. I ascended directly to my small tent at 6700 meters. Basically it is more an overstepping than an ascent. The way to the actual west pillar passes over the two Jumeaux.
Makalu Expedition -8463m- west pillar soloSeptember 1, 2009 - Arrival at base camp (5250 meters above sea level).
Finally we reached the foot of the mountain. The 10 days lasting
trekking was not always very comfortable. The monsoon is still fully in
his element. So we mostly were humid and wet. Luckily the bloodsucker
didn't bother us too much.