It meant that I really got to know the Himalayas, a great mountain. We only met two other expeditions on the mountain and we could really work on it. I enjoyed experiencing the essence of mountaineering in the Himalayas.
Makalu is the 5th highest mountain in the world at 8,481 metres (27,825 ft) and is located 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.