About the expedition

Makalu is the world’s fifth highest mountain, rarely climbed due to its remoteness and technical difficulty. The South-East Ridge of Makalu is immensely challenging. No-one has ever climbed Makalu via the complete South-East Ridge or "route integral" in climbing terminology.

Latest logs

  • Videos taken by Colin Scott using SunnyCam video sunglasses
    June 3, 2015 10:32
  • Nepal Earthquake
    May 6, 2015 2:09
  • Post-Makalu interview with Colin Scott
    April 1, 2015 1:51
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Key facts

Makalu is the fifth highest behind Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, and Lhotse. The full final 1000m of the mountain is in the ‘death zone’. Temperatures can be anywhere from -15 to -40. At these altitude it is only possible to take a few steps at a time with long periods of rest between. From here, a successful and safe summit bid may depend on the tiniest detail of the plan.

Featured logs

  • We’re off
    September 12, 2014 9:20
  • Expedition patrons
    April 2, 2014 1:58
  • Planning for success…
    March 3, 2014 4:03