Makalu, Indonesian Attempt. Our expedition attempted the normal northwest ridge. The climbers were Irawan Ari Muladi, Bambang Setio Reharjo, Tumbur H.P. Nainggolan, Iskandar, Dedi Agus Indra Setiawan, Rachmat Ruk mantara and I as leader. We left Kathmandu for Hille by bus on May 9 and trekked to Base Camp at 5300 meters, arriving on May 23. We established Camps I, II and III at 6100, 6700 and 7400 meters on May 24, 25 and 26. Our high point of 7800 meters was reached by one member and a Sherpa on May 31. We abandoned the attempt then because that was the last day of our permit.
Taufiz Afriansyah, Trupula, Indonesia