Mera Peak

Mera Peak
Elevation 6,476 m (21,247 ft)
Location
Mera Peak is located in Nepal
Mera Peak
Location in Nepal
Location Hinku Valley, Nepal
Range Himalayas
Coordinates 27°42′00″N 86°52′00″E / 27.7°N 86.8666667°E / 27.7; 86.8666667Coordinates: 27°42′00″N 86°52′00″E / 27.7°N 86.8666667°E / 27.7; 86.8666667
Climbing
First ascent May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing
Easiest route snow/ice/glacier climb

Mera Peak is a mountain which lies in the Himalayas, in the Sagarmatha region of Nepal. At 6,476 metres (21,247 ft) it is classified as a trekking peak.

The first ascent was on May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing. The region was first explored extensively by British expeditions in the early 50s before and after the ascent of Everest. Members of those teams included Edmund Hillary, Eric Shipton and George Lowe.

Jimmy Roberts (1916-1997) was probably the person who can take most of the credit for establishing the trekking industry in Nepal in the early 1960s. He was posthumously awarded the "Sagarmatha (Everest) National Award" by the government in May 2005.

The view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalaya with five 8,000m peaks visible: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga, as well as other Himalayan peaks linked below. The standard route from the north involves high altitude glacier walking. The ease of reaching this elevation may be its biggest danger but good weather and snow conditions are, of course, necessary for safety and success. The west and south faces of the peak offer more difficult technical routes.

For experienced climbers it is a technically straightforward ascent, the main hurdle being proper acclimatization to the high altitude. These reasons make Mera Peak a very popular destination, with many adventure tour companies offering guided trips to the mountain [1] for clients with little or no mountaineering experience. All climbers are recommended to partake in preparative fitness and altitude training before attempting an ascent. File: View from the summit of Mera Peak|View from the summit of Mera Peak

In 1986 Mal Duff and Ian Tattersall made the first ascent of the south west pillar. The route is approximately 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) in length and graded at ED inf. The approach to the base of the pillar is extremely exposed to serac fall.



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