Category: Climbing Gears
The only qualification we need to ascend Mera peak is we need to be physically fit and have an extrovert sense of adventure. The view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalaya with five 8,000m peaks visible: Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.This expedition would be suitable for a climber visiting the Himalayas for the first time or keen hill walkers with some previous experience of using crampons and ice axe . Mera Peak is the most popular trekking destination and is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. This fairly challenging trek has been designed to cater to trekkers? adventure needs to explore Mera peak from length to breadth.
Trek to Mera Peak starts from North West of Lukla crossing a high pass Zatra La. The standard route from the north involves high altitude glacier walking. Good weather and snow conditions are of great necessity for the safe and successful climbing. Mera peak trek provides the proper acclimatization to the high altitude. It has been a very popular destination to much adventure
Climbing gears like Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Tape Slings (2), Screw gate Karabiners, (2 lock, 2 unlock) Descanter/Abseil Device, Plastic Mountaineering Boots, Ascender and Helmet (optional) are considered to have for Mera Peak climbing.
Day by day Itinerary:
Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 – Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley.
Day 03 – Fly to Phaplu, trek to Nuntala 2350m.
Day 04 – Nuntala to Kharikhola.
Day 05 – Kharikhola to Pangkongma.
Day 06 – Rest at Pangkongma.
Day 07 – Pangkongma to Narjing Dingma.
Day 08 – Narjing Dingma to Chalem Kharka.
Day 09 – Chalem Kharka to Khula Kharka 4120 m
Day 10 – Khula Kharka to Khote 3480 m.
Day 11 – Khote to Tagnak.
Day 12 – Tagnak glacier acclimatization day.
Day 13 – Tagnak to Khare.
Day 14 – Ridge ascent from Hinku Nup Today.
Day 15 – Khare to Mera High Camp.
Day 16 – High Camp to Mera summit then to Khare.
Day 17 – Contingency day.
Day 18 – Khare or Tagnak – Khote.
Day 19 – Khote to Chetera.
Day 20 – Chetera to Lukla.
Day 21 – Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 22 – Depart from Kathmandu or do other trip with us.
Deepak Mainali – Professional Tour Guide in Nepal.
If it were up to me, I’d leave climbing ladders up to firefighters, construction workers and repair personnel. Now, I’m not saying Corporate Ladders are good or bad as I might find myself on one again, hopefully sooner than later, but what I am suggesting is we evaluate them as to their efficacy given what has occurred over the last 5 years. It appears that these ladders have been weakened and/or snapped into many unidentifiable parts due to corruption and abuse.
You see, if rungs of these ladders have been removed or reconfigured, trying to move up could be virtually impossible and on your way down, for whatever reason, one could misstep and fall to the ground. Also, the higher the ladder, the less likely you’re able to see what people are doing below. Yes, that’s what managers and supervisors are for, but then again so many of these companies are over-grown; you’d need way too many supervisors, say every 15-20 rungs, just to keep sight of everything.
Alas, this is one of the negative issues staring down at us. Personally, I think many businesses have lost sight of their goal as a result of growth and development; they have lost track of the ball and have become greedy and complacent.
So, I ask, what practical purpose do Corporate Ladders have in today’s labor structure?
A ladder is simply a means of climbing up or down; if companies refer to “working in teams”, how do teams work on a ladder? How many people fit on one rung? Uh, one, last I tried. Teams work laterally, not vertically. It is here that another breakdown occurs. Do Companies say one thing, yet do another? Is this possibly a major reason of corporate failure today? Talking out of both sides of ones’ mouth is just as risky as trying to fit two people on one rung of a ladder.
Isn’t it easier to see across than up and down? A true team works side-by-side to attain the same goal.
If the industry is a healthy one, that goal becomes easier and more practical to reach. Perhaps Business Executives should take a lesson from the sports teams to which they constantly refer at the coffee machines in their offices; yeah, there’s always just a couple of players that score most of the points, but in the end these high-scoring athletes always thank the team as a whole for the win. As long as Corporate America practices unsportsmanlike conduct, we will not win or achieve our objectives. We’re constantly reminded as children, it’s not if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. Quite possibly if we played a better game and treated one another as the decent human beings we are, we could win more games, enjoy the win knowing we played fairly, and go back to really working together as a team, not up and down like some staircase that just gets stepped on or over.
Corporations really need to be pillars of horizontal growth, support and strength reaching and working together laterally, not like some rung of a ladder that, again, you use to step on just to get from point A to point B.
If you take a look at why ladders are used, it’s usually for emergency purposes; to fight fires or for other rescue or urgent repair efforts. If companies always operate on the principle of a ladder, then they appear to be always fighting some sort of fire or battling some sort of crisis.
Sound familiar? Could it be this is why millions of us are out of work? Is there some kind of corporate disconnect between them and us that is now rearing its ugly head no one has discovered until now?
Sniff, Sniff–hey, I smell a fire! Anyone got a ladder?
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Mount Kinabalu is located on the island of Borneo and is protected as Kinabalu National Park. It is the 4th tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago and is one of the largest biologically diverse sites in the world.
On Mt Kinabalu, you can find 4500 species of plant, 326 species of birds, and over 100 mammals. Besides the largest plant in the world, the Rafflesia, there are many other interesting and rare plants to be found such as dwarf shrubs, mosses, lichens, liverworts, ferns and many different orchids. One of the reasons why there so many distinctive species here is that most of the soil is low in phosphates and high in iron and metals. This is poisonous to many plants, so plants either become different or they die. When it comes to animals, you can find birds like Mountain Serpent-eagle, Dulit Frogmouth, Eyebrowed Jungle Flycatcher, and mammals like: The Orangutan, Malayan Weasel, Oriental Small-clawed Otter, Leopard Cat and Borneon Ferret-Badger.
People mostly come here so they can try to climb the mountain.
This can be a great experience but is also very hard. It is not enough just to decide and go, you have to be prepared even though this is one of the easiest peaks in the world to conquer. It is also a long way, taking two days to reach the top. Even though equipment is not required, it is highly recommended so you won’t have to worry about anything. You will need clothes for different weather conditions, water and food, sunscreen cream, first aid kit, head-mounted torch and a camera. You are probably wondering where to put all that, but don’t worry even if you forget something, it won’t be a disaster.
Before you go, you must purchase a climbing permit and pay an insurance fee.
You will probably know if you are capable and fit enough for this adventure. More than 95% people succeed. You don’t have to be in super physical shape to do it. During the first part of the climb, you’ll be going through rainforest which is the easiest part. After passing Layang-Layang, you are going to climb Laban Rata which is more difficult. You’ll able to rest along the way. At the end of the day, climbers spend the night in one of the guesthouses so they can continue later. Climbers must wake up in the middle of the night in order to continue and finish the trip on time. Climbers will be heading to Sayat-Sayat and then on to Low’s Peak. The view you are going to have there is hard to explain. It is beautiful and unforgettable. Most of the climbers reach the top at around 6am, leaving enough time to get back.
Climbing Mt Kinabalu will be for sure a journey of a lifetime. You’ll get to know nature better and you’ll feel like a real winner once you reach the top. This is just one of the things you can do in Borneo.
Read more about Dare to Climb Mt Kinabalu on this website.
Read more about Dare To Climb Mt Kinabalu on this website.
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