Shishapangma: Team Ready for Summit Push

Posted by: Jake Beren | October 05, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Guide News *Everest
Elevation: 24,500'

It has been a busy few days here on Shishapangma. Yesterday a number of teams reached the summit and we are very happy for them.  Our team is back at Base camp after a solid rotation up high. Our team carried, put in and spent a few nights at Camp 2, roughly the same height as the summit of Aconcagua.

On this last round were able to get in a pretty windy carry to Camp 3, somewhere around 24,500’ above the ocean. Now we’re resting and recouping here at Advance Base Camp.  If weather holds we will launch this weekend for shot at the top. 

RMI Guide Jake Beren

RMI Guide Jake Beren checks in from Advance Base Camp on Shishapangma.

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Hey Jake, congrats to you and Elias on your summit of Shishapangma without o2 and sherpas - a bit late but I just read about it.
Thanks again for the great trip up Rainier this past July (ALA climb)!

Posted by: Lance on 12/7/2011 at 5:00 pm

Hey Jake, good to hear you’re all safely down. Climbing in the Himalaya must be incredible. As you told our group on Rainier last year:“The mountain will always be there”. Sounds like everyone used good judgement.
Learned a lot from you and Billy during Rainier expedition skills trip last September and trained differently for second attempt. Made it to the top this past August with Paul, Maile, and Cody as guides. Thanks for what you contributed to my mountaineering education.  Be well and I’ll hopefully be climbing with you in South America or Mexico next winter.
Best regards,
Tom Falvo

Posted by: Tom Falvo on 10/19/2011 at 4:40 pm

Hi yo all of you, I´m Elias Brother! we are waitting news from Shisha!!!! i hope all of you are ok going back from the top!!!

I send you all mi power from Spain!!!!!!!!

Posted by: jorge on 10/14/2011 at 7:48 am

Hope you and team are having fun Hermano! Can’t wait to hear from you! Summit? Skiing? Safety?

Posted by: Hannah on 10/13/2011 at 8:43 am

Eric waiting to hear your Northwest Ohio accent on the blog again saying summit and safe

Posted by: Cindy on 10/10/2011 at 6:15 pm

Have a strong/fun/safe summit! Leon - does GU freeze above 24,000?!  Colorado’s thinking of you!

Posted by: Lori Stewart on 10/8/2011 at 2:07 pm

Yahoo! Have fun, climb strong, take lots of pictures, and be safe.

Posted by: Beth on 10/7/2011 at 10:09 am

good luck, guys! nyc is rooting for you!

Posted by: sophia on 10/6/2011 at 8:45 pm

Glad to hear all is going well.  I can imagine the incredible views you’re having every day.  Good luck!

Posted by: Brian Y on 10/6/2011 at 4:24 pm

All the best, Jake.  Stay safe.

Posted by: Hal H on 10/6/2011 at 5:04 am

Jake, good luck with your summit bid.  Stay safe..take lots of pictures.

Posted by: John F. on 10/6/2011 at 4:02 am

Great to hear your voice, Jake!  Stay strong - The Force IS with you and the team.xxox

Posted by: NSB on 10/5/2011 at 3:20 pm

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