Ascent of Kala Pattar North on 2017-10-17

Climber: George Christiansen

Others in Party:Miriam Khamis
Date:Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Airplane
Peak:Kala Pattar North
    Elevation:18438 ft / 5619 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked to Everest Base Camp on 10-16 and then Kala Pattar early AM on 10-17. The Treking route is to Kala Pattar North Summit (18438'), but most PB entries are logged in at "Kala Pattar" (18176'). The North Summit (at least as indicated on the PB site), is the higher significant point, and "Kala Pattar" is down the ridge at 18176', an off trail rock scramble to a number of bumps vying for the high point. Some random visits apparent, but nothing like the North summit. Epic views of Mt Everest and surrounding peaks at sunrise.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide, Porters, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Christiansen
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