Makalu


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Makalu

a massif in NE Nepal, on the border with Tibet in the Himalayas

Makalu

 

a mountain peak in the Great Himalayas, 20 km southeast of Mount Chomolungma (Everest). Elevation, 8,470 m. It is composed primarily of granites. There are glaciers (up to 15 km long) on the slopes. East of the mountain is the gorge of the Arun River that crosses the Himalayas. The depth of the gorge from the crest to the river bed is as much as 7,300 m (probably the deepest in the world). Makalu was first scaled by French mountain climbers in 1955.

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En mayo de 2004, tras un intento fallido, la pareja ascendio el monte Makalu (8,481 metros de altura), uno de los mas peligrosos del Himalaya.
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Two years later he was back in Nepal with a multi-purpose expedition that aimed to look for the yeti (the famous Abominable Snowman of the Himalaya), to conduct physiological research into high-altitude acclimatisation and to make an attempt without oxygen to climb Mount Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain.
The reports narrate a tale of a German tourist paying off the rebels ''for the sake of my life and my family'' at the base camp of Makalu, the world's fifth tallest mountain at 8,481 meters.
His wins came on Perfect Love, for his boss Gerard Butler, Brian Meehan's Makalu and Royal Trigger, trained by Barry Hills.
EDDIE AHERN was in top form at Lingfield where he landed a 164- 1 treble on Perfect Love - for his boss Gerard Butler - Makalu and Royal Trigger, saddled by Barry Hills.
While climbing Makalu in 1995 he slipped down the mountain.
Louis, but with heady blood in her (her brothers have scaled mountains all over the world and she has an uncle who first climbed Mount Makalu in Nepal, fifth highest in the world).
A helicopter of Nepal's private Asian Airlines went missing Friday in Makalu area in eastern Nepal, the airline said.
According to Mohan Lamsal, Vice President of Makalu, the tour begins from Lhasa where mountain bikers are met, greeted, and given a trip overview by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and hospitable Makalu team members.
KARACHI -- Eight ships MSC Sindy, MSC Mars, X-Press Makalu, Norstar Invictus, Agios Nicolas, Everich-6, Golar Bear and GaoChang-2 scheduled to load/offload containers, Crude oil, Soya Bean,LPG, LNG and Palm oil were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, FOTCO Oil Terminal, Grain and Fertilizer Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal, Pakistan Gasport Consortium Terminal and Liquid Cargo Terminal respectively during last 24 hours, said a report issued by Port Qasim Authority (PQA) here on Tuesday.