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    Makalu 2009: Back to Normal

    Camp 2 on normal route 3

    After last week's scary call it was great to hear a spry sounding Steve House on the voicemail this morning. He recovered well from his bout with HAPE and will be heading up to camp 2 on Makalu's normal route tomorrow. Have a listen and you'll hear about the healing atmosphere of a yak pasture, some observations on the style in which the Indian army recently climbed Makalu and Steve's thoughts on the use of bottled oxygen in mountaineering.

    Audio_graphic_20pxListen to Steve House – Makalu, May 19, 2009
    (mp3 – 6:38 – right-click to download)

    [View of camp 2 from the normal route. Makalu, October 2008. Photo: Steve House]

    Previous posts from the trip:
    Makalu Again
    Getting Acclimated
    High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

    Update: fixed caption.

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