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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
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: Update One from Steve House

By Patagonia   |   Sep 20, 2008 September 20, 2008

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To Steve’s credit, this call came in Thursday morning. Due to some technical difficulties we’re bringing it to you a little late. Our thanks go out to Steve for taking the time to make these calls. Here’s the first installment:

Listen to Makalu Update 1 (mp3 – 2:36 – right-click to download)

For those who missed “A Day at the Desk,” Steve House and fellow Patagoniaambassadors Vince Anderson and Marko Prezelj, are currently in Nepalwhere they will be attempting to climb the West Face of Makalu.Whenever possible, Steve will be calling in with his sat phone to sharestories from the climb.

Steve reported last year from base camp in Pakistan where the same trio successfully made the first ascent of K7 West. You can catch up on the podcasts and then watch a video of the climb in the Tin Shed.

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