Training

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Today, Sunday, the team begin the climb to the summit of Mera Peak. Depending on weather conditions and how well the team is travelling they may stop at Mera La (camp one) or proceed on to High Camp. Either way today will be a tough day’s climbing. While the glacier itself is fairly low angled the altitude will provide the main challenge (and those damnable plastic boots and crampons!)

As the team approach the climax of their adventure your support has become even more important. We are succeeding in getting text messages of support through to them although this may become more difficult once they reach High Camp. (Via my phone 0407093246)

I have been asked to include the links to the team’s donation pages for people wishing to support their fundraising efforts.

Bernie

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Frank
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Janice
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Warwick
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Mera Team on Their Way

Frank, Di, Janice, Warwick, Margie and Dom

The Centacare Mera Peak Team are safely in Singapore and about to board their flight to Nepal. They left Adelaide at 11.40am Saturday after months of training, weeks of packing and an hour of chaotic, nervous and excited farewells at Adelaide Airport.

Abseil Training

Mera 2012 Abseil Training at Morialta
Mera 2012 Abseil Training

On Saturday March 10 all Mera Peak team members gathered at the Morialta Rockclimbing site for an introductory session on ropes, climbing techniques and abseiling. Instructor Rob Baker who climbed Mera Peak in 2004 demonstrated key rope techniques before sending each of the team over the side of the Morialta cliffs.

The team will spend the last 3 days of the climb wearing harnesses and being roped together as they cross the glacier. The final summit push will require some climbing using a Jumar (rope ascender) on a fixed line and then an abseil from the summit. The training day has allowed the team to become familiar with the techniques they will need.

Now we just need to add  snow, ice, wind and 6470m of altitude!

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