Video: Climbing Makalu

Earlier today I reported the first summit of the season in the Himalaya with Iranian climber Azim Ghychisaz knocking of Makalu, the 8481 meter (27,825 ft) peak located just to the southeast of Everest. This mountain isn’t nearly as well known as its neighbor but the video below gives you an indication what it is like to climb the Himalayan giant. The 11-minute short film was shot back in 2010 and is mostly in French, but you’ll get the gist of the experience none the less.

Thanks to ExWeb for sharing this.

Kraig Becker