Climb High the first to summit Larkya peak this season!

Larkya Trekking Peak in Nepal

The first to summit Larkya peak this season! And the only so far …… 26 April 2016

Paul Anderson and Daniella Aburto started the trek to the Tsum Valley from Kathmandu on the 8th April with Climb High.

Tsum Valley in sacred Buddhist texts means ‘The Hidden Valley of Happiness’. The allure of the Tsum Valley is the unique blend of Nepal’s best offerings–big mountain views, numerous monasteries and nunneries, traditional culture, and friendly people.

They continued their trek to the Manaslu  Circuit and reached the base camp of Larkya peak on the 24th April. Base camp is close to the Larkya La, a pass of 5,135 m.

On the next day, it took them 6 hours to make it to the high camp with steep slopes while approaching. The weather at this altitude was severely cold, high velocity winds, lots of snow and it wasn’t easy to set up tents though the staff eventually did manage to put them up.

The summit day started very early with Ang Sange Sherpa and Enos Rai as the guides. It was  a long climb on snow slopes that are steep but they made it. It’s always the feeling of having achieved when on the summit, and you forget all the pain and the hardship endured. The weather held up offering an excellent view from the summit with the beautiful Manaslu in the backdrop.

Paul Anderson wrote: ‘New altitude record for myself atop Larkya Peak @6,249m/20,501ft! Spectacular Manaslu (the world’s 8th highest mountain) behind me. My dad Murray gave me this Aussie flag almost 20 years ago when I first left home, it’s been with me on all my travels and climbs around the globe since’

Namaste! First of all, let me thank you/Climb High for an incredible experience!

The Manaslu/Tsum trek and Larkya Peak climb were amazing and everything went according to plan. Sange, Dawa and others did an outstanding job – well done to all!

Paul Anderson & Daniella

California, U S A

Tim Blair Runs Pokhara to Kathmandu

Tim_Blair

RUN FOR NEPAL

Tim Blair Running Challenge 

Pokhara to Kathmandu – 220km

15th – 17th September 2016

By taking on this 3 day challenge, The Tim Blair Run for Kids Foundation is aiming to help build a better future for Nepalese children, by providing schools and education following the 2015 earthquakes.

Tim Blair is set to run from Pokhara to Kathmandu in September 2016 to raise awareness of tourism in Nepal and raise funds for school reconstruction in the Solo Khumbu region.The aim is to raise as much money as possible in Australia to distribute in Nepal by Climb High Himalaya through their charity fund, the Pemba Foundation, a charity in memory of late Pemba Doma Sherpa, a famous mountaineer. The run will also be done with the help of Nepalese Tourism Board to help promote Nepal as a tourist destination again. 

The Run

Starting in Pokhara, Tim proposes to complete the 204km along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu in three days – approximately 70km each day. Tim will complete the whole distance himself and will be accompanied by guest runners and cycle riders for sections of the route.

It is proposed that the run will start in the centre of Pokhara at a location to be decided, preceded by a press conference organised by the Nepal Tourism Board.w1200_h678_fmax (1)

Day 1 – Tim will run from Pokhara to Dumre (rest in Bhandipur)

Day 2 – Run Dumre to Dharke

Day 3 – Run Dharke to Kathmandu

Finish

This will be held at Hanumandhoka in Basantpur, Kathmandu which is a very popular tourist site with centuries old palaces, temples and is the heart of the Kathmandu Valley. The Nepal Tourism Board will host this and will be accompanied by a press conference.

Organisation

The run is being co-ordinated by Climb High Himalaya and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), with assistance from Trekco UK, Yeti Airlines, Dabur Nepal, Hotel Sherpaland to name a few.

Support 

Tim has official support from:

·         Government of Australia

·         The Minister for Education and Training for Tasmania

·         Jeremy Rockcliff, Member of Parliament for Braddon, Tasmania

·         The Commissioner of Police for Tasmania

link:

http://curekidscancer.org.au/event/TimBlairRunForKidsFoundation