Successful Summit Of Annapurna for Chris Burke and Lakpa Sherpa!
The cold and lonely summit of Annapurna
It's not something you hear or read about everyday but Chris Burke and Lakpa Sherpa have safely returned from the top of Annapurna the worlds 10th highest mountain and with a summit to fatality rate what I believe to be still above 30%, is the most deadly of the 8000's. Chris and Lakpa have continued to demonstrate their physical and mental strength in safely negotiating 8000 meter mountains. Their judgement calls regarding conditions and weather have gone to assist many more climbers than the ones just in their team and they have made numerous rescues of other party's climbers throughout their journey. Here is a brief post from Chris Burke and we will bring you more news as it comes to hand - Matt Eaton
I’m really excited (and completely exhausted) to say that at 10.30am local time on 1 May 2016, Lakpa, Pema, Matt and me reached the summit of Annapurna (Nepal).