Adventure Starts

Today the Team Annapurna started their first round of acclimatization. They reached the Advanced Base Camp (ABC) at 4,500-m altitude. I also tagged along on this three hour trek, but it was not possible to keep up with them as I huffed and puffed behind them on steep slopes.

The view from the ABC was magnificent. Mt Annapurna peak stands 3,500 m high above from ABC. It is going to be a mammoth challenge to climb due to glaciers, cravesses, overhanging seracs. As the team discussed serveral route options, I was in awe of their bravery.

Sirbaz Khan

At the base camp, sherpas have set up more tents as new team members are expected to arrive soon. In a couple of days, teams will start establishing higher camps and our team will do the first rotation to Camp 1 (5,500m) and Camp 2 (6,200-m).

The weather at the basecamp is sunny till noon and after that it snows here. The ktichen staff at the basecamp is treating us well and feeding us like a grandma.

Saad Munawar


Abdul Joshi\

We want to thank everyone who has supported us on this expedition including our sponsors: 

Shama Ijaz Foundation (@hassanijaz)

We would also like to thank @thurayatelecom in the UAE and Rockville Technologies for providing us with a Thuraya internet device that we are using to post live updates and stories.

You may also enjoy these articles

Annapurna Summit Push Video (4K)

It was the first Pakistani Expedition to Mt. Annapurna comprising two climbers, Sirbaz Khan and Abdul Joshi, Saad Munawar as the expedition manager and myself

Summit Night

Finally, it’s time! Yesterday, Sirbaz and Joshi made to Camp IV. Tonight, they will push for the summit. As they inch towards the top, I

Leave a comment