23,390 ft / 7,129m
Baruntse lies at the epicentre of three glacier valleys, the Imja, the Hunku and Barun.
The peak itself commands a central position amongst some of the high peaks of the Himalaya. The rewards of summit day include spectacular views of Lhotse, Everest, and Makalu. We approach via the Arun valley and then ascend from the Barun glacier. This is a remote expedition culminating in a relatively short climb to the summit of this majestic 7000er, with an ascent of Mera Peak included on the acclimatisation trek.
The route is not technically demanding and is essentially a straightforward snow and ice climb with some corniced sections. A prominent ice cliff at around 7000m adds a challenging aspect to the climb. The expedition guides will lead this ice cliff and fix ropes to aid the ascent and descent.
This expedition offers a remote experience, and a challenging and rewarding introduction to Himalayan Expedition climbing.
Dates: April 23 - May 30, 2013 (pre-monsoon)
September 24 - October 31, 2013 (post-monsoon)
Duration: 38 Days
Departure: ex Kathmandu, Nepal.
Price: US$13,900 per person
Please click here to view the trip notes for the Baruntse Expedition 2013 online or to download a pdf:
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You can read about a related expedition to the same area - the Adventure Consultants Makalu Expedition 2001.
Our inaugural expedition in 2008 was successful! Follow their daily dispatches with pictures at Baruntse 2008.