After some missed calls between Germany and Bend, we are finally downloading and organizing some content from the 7000m Himalayan Speed Project: a speed ascent and ski descent of Himlung Himal by Prakash Sherpa and Benedikt Böhm.
You can learn more about the expedition, Prakash Sherpa, and Böhm by reading A 7000m Himalayan Speed Project.
Earlier this month, Böhm focused on his initiatives with the Worrl Wildlife Fund before he and Prakash Sherpa began the trek into Himlung. The map below illustrates the route to basecamp; the duo began walking just south of Meta, Nepal near the village of Koto. Currently the team is situated at basecamp where, unfortunately, they spent time picking up discarded refuse.
An audio dispatch from Benedikt Böhm as the team settles in Phu Gaon, Nepal on their way to Himlung Himal basecamp.
The plan now is to acclimate at basecamp after the journey to Himlung. Below are two video shorts shot and lightly edited en route.
The team gains altitude as they trek towards the village of Phu Gaon.
WildSnow will be posting dispatches from the Himalayan Speed Project. Stay Tuned.
While most of the WildSnow backcountry skiing blog posts are best attributed to a single author, some work well as done by the group.