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Asia, Nepal, Mera Northeast Ridge

Mera Northeast Ridge. Our six-member expedition hoped to climb the north face of Mera. Base Camp was established on September 24 beside the Dig Glacier at 4580 meters. We were to climb alpine-style on whatever routes we saw fit. Briton Dave Hudson and I climbed the north face to the northeast ridge where we placed camps at 5700 meters on September 26 and at 6000 meters on the 30th before returning to Base Camp for a rest and to restock with food. We returned to our high camp via the north face and reached the summit (6654 meters, 21,830 feet) the following day. We descended to Base Camp via paraglider.

Ian Stevens, New Zealand Alpine Club