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Horia standing on top of Shisha's Central Summit. Image courtesy of Nick Rice (click to enlarge).
Juanito Oiarzabal in image courtesy of Edurne Pasaban's home team (click to enlarge).
Horia Colibasanu, courtesy of his website (click to enlarge).
Nick Rice, courtesy of his website (click to enlarge).

ExWebs fall 2009 Shisha Pangma special, part 2: Central Summit, virtually there?

Posted: Nov 11, 2009 12:48 am EST

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(MountEverest.net) Due perhaps to the big number of "summits" actually ending below the knife ridge, Shisha Pangma is a vastly underestimated climbing target. There were only two summits this fall, at best. But what about the Central Summit claims, and how low below do such actually stretch? In IƱaki's footstepsSeptember 27, a strong group of climbers on Shishas north side set off from camp 3 towards the top. The attempt stopped short of the Central summit. In fact, only one mountaineer made it to that very point, and then...

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