Steve House and Cory Richards, Makalu 2009: Collapsed Kitchen

Steve House  /  1 Min Read  /  Climbing

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[Makalu base camp after the storm, May 2009. Photo: Cory Richards]

In today's call from Makalu, Steve House describes a tropical storm that dropped 36 inches of wet snow in 36 hours on base camp. The weight of the snow was enough to collapse their cook tent. Undeterred and with time running out, Steve is going to head up Makalu one more time with friend and photographer Cory Richards who kindly emailed the photos attached to this post.

Audio_graphic_20pxListen to Steve House – Makalu, May 27, 2009
(mp3 – 5:44 – right-click to download)

CRP-Makalu 09-01074 Previous posts from the trip:
Makalu Again
Getting Acclimated
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
Back to Normal
Greetings from 24,300 Feet

[Steve House, Makalu 2009. Photo: Cory Richards]

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