Ascent of Kala Pattar North on 2001-10-17

Climber: Winnette Butler

Others in Party:Porter and guide.
Date:Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kala Pattar North
    Elevation:18438 ft / 5619 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Gorek Shep after stomping on EBC. Terribly cold and windy. I had trouble just standing still and staying upright to have my summit photo taken with the historic South Face of Mt. Everest in the background. Absolutely amazing 360 degree view of the high Himalayas from summit, but just a hard long slog up to the top.

On an 18 day trek from Lukla with many stops along the way. My guide took me to Tengboche Monastery on the return to receive a blessing from the head llama. We were served tea while we were waiting for him to finish officiating at a German wedding. I only ran into two Americans during the entire trek since this was immediately following 9/11 and most cancelled and stayed home.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Porters, Tent Camp

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