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Camp Half Southwest Ridge (5,400 metres)

The walk to Camp Half (or advanced base camp - ABC) follows a well-worn track up a moraine ridge which curves around behind the SW ridge.  Camp Half is situated at the start of a boulder field and is just out of sight of Base Camp itself.  The highest altitude gain of the whole climb is made between Base Camp and Camp 1 (1130m) and as such Camp Half was introduced to offer some respite to the climbers in the early stages of acclimatisation.

Andy Chapman (Jagged Globe)


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