As mentioned by Jarrah there are adventures to be had in the season and in between winters.
Here are some brief facts about Mera Peak.
- Elevation: 6,476 m
- First ascent: 20 May 1953
- Location: Hinku Valley, Nepal
- Easiest route: snow/ice/glacier climb
- First ascenders: J. O. M. Roberts, Sen Tenzing
- Mountain range: Himalayas, Mahalangur Himal
The group of 8 travellers Alicia Macolino, Natasha Langedyk, Nick Rankin, Lisa Weldon, Kat Keane, Charles Allworth, Jack Percy and myself secured the services of Chola Adventures to assist with guides and porters to carry our skis and equipment to through the trails of Nepal. Six of us managed to ski off the peak and it is one of the most amazing concepts in the world to have your first run of the 2018 season to be looking across at Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Kachanjanga Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu.
There are crevasses, altitude and changing snow conditions that make such a trip one of the most rewarding expeditions in life to do. Strangely enough in short although we all went for the mountains, it is the people of Nepal that stay in your heart and make the journey complete.
Enjoy the photo essay of the trip and hope to be able to answer any questions later in the year upon joining the Hotham Academy.