First expedition finished

On Sunday we arrived at Koto in the Annapurna Trekking Area and split. Nils and Hannes are heading to Manaslu to meet up with the Clearskies Manaslu Expedition team. Read more…

Episode #4

After being stuck in fog for a couple of days, the sky finally cleared during our last night above 5000m and gave us the most beautiful morning so far. Temperatures went below zero for the first time, announcing Nepal’s fantastic autumn with its magnificient views above the clouds. Watch the video…

Leaving Naguru Peaks…

Nils, Lars, Jonas and Hannes started at around 6am to try to reach the westernmost summit of the three Naguru peaks (6018m). Our previously explored route turned out to be a pretty hard ascent, leading through lose debris and old moraines. Read more…

Preparing in rain…

Just as we established our first serious high camp the monsoon hit us in full force. Our camp was in a mixture of fog and rain the entire day. Even at an altitude of 5065m the temperature at night did not go below 8°C. Read more…

Forced to concentrate on one goal

Lars and Hannes returned successfully from their exploration tour towards the virgin peaks above Naguru. They found a camp site and a possible route to the summit of the center peak, which we might gor for on our way back from Seribung. Read more…

Episode #3

We reached the Tibetan part of Nepal and set up camp below the abandonded village Naguru (4418m). While Hannes and Lars got up early to beat the clouds to be able to scout potential routes for two unnanmed 6000ers, Nils and Fabian climbed a nearby ridge to upload Trail of Change’s episode #3. Watch the video…

From Nar to Phu

We left Nar (4220m) on wednesday morning with the goal to go further up the main valley to the second village in our area of investigation – the remote village of Phu. Read more…

Over a high pass deep into change

After Passing Kang La (5300m), the first high pass on our expedition, we arrived in Nar, where we successfully started our scientific program and used the rest day for acclimatisation. Read more…

Episode #2

After setting up camp for the first time, rest day means small acclimatisation hikes for Hannes, Lars and Patty, interviewing locals about how tourism affects the yak economy for Jonas, and uploading episode #1 of the Trail of Change project for Nils and Fabian. Watch the video…

Into thin air!

We went up to our first high camp below the 5300m Kang La pass this morning. We are now at 4373m with fantastic on the Annapurna range. Read more…