The route to the summit of Mount Everest takes climbers on quite an interesting climb. Climbers must ascend through the Khumbu Ice Fall, resting at Camp 1, 5900m (19,357ft), and then continue through the Western Cwm to Camp 2, 6400m (20,998ft). After a brief rest at Camp 3, on the Lhotse Face, at 7300m (23,951ft), climbers will then traverse the face, across the Yellow Band, and over the Geneva Spur, arriving at Camp 4 on the South Col. The next phase of the climb is the summit attempt, which takes climbers up toward the Balcony, the South Summit and along the Traverse to the summit of Mount Everest (29,035ft / 8850m).
Meagan successfully summitted Mount Everest in May 2007.
K2 is reputed to be the world’s most challenging mountain to climb. It is the second highest mountain in the world; yet, the technical skill required to reach the top is unparalleled due to the requirement to be sharp and strong at high altitude.
Meagan climbed to Banana Ridge (under Camp 3) at approx 6900m / 22,638ft
Gasherbrum II (13th Highest in the World)
Climbing Period: June to August
Altitude GII: 26,360ft / 8035m
Route: GII - South West Ridge Route (Normal Route).
Meagan attempted to climb GII in June/July 2005. Due to an abnormal monsoon season, the conditions were not in her favour during the summit attempt.
Meagan and her climbing partners had to abort their summit attempt due to extreme avalanche danger on the summit slope.