Successful Mera Peak Climb
On October 28th at 7:30am a Langtang Ri expedition of six Czech Republic climbers summited 6,474m Mera Peak. Mera Peak is the highest of Nepal’s “trekking peaks” and located about 10km east of Lukla. While this peak is open to trekking climbers it still offers some serious challenges to those attempting to summit. At sea level the atmosphere contains 20.9% oxygen however at the summit of Mera Peak the thin air is equivalent to breathing an atmosphere of just 9.4% oxygen – so this is a major achievement for these six climbers to make it safely to the summit and return. One of the great personal rewards for the climbing effort is the view from the summit, considered one of the finest in the Himalaya with five 8,000m peaks visible - Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga, as well as many other Himalayan peaks.
Langtang Ri offers our warm congratulations to the six summit climbers and the Langtang guides and support team that made this expedition such as success. Well done everyone!