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Making the Most of your High Altitude Expedition....

Bob on the fixed ropes of the SW Ridge of Ama Dablam, Nepal

The purpose of this article is to stimulate some thought about enhancing your chances of success and even ‘enjoyment’ on multi-day expeditions to high altitude peaks. Many of the themes are as relevant to Mont Blanc or Mera Peak as they are to Denali or Everest.

To get to the heart of the matter let’s kick off with a negative! Why do folk often fail to reach the summit of their chosen peak? Well, aside from the obvious major factors of poor weather and conditions I would identify 3 major reasons and will look at perhaps the most complicated and important one first.

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