Strong at age 77.
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In 2012 Soria narrowly escaped this avalanche on Annapurna.
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2 x 8000ers at 77: Carlos Soria's never-give-up quest

Posted: Feb 22, 2016 08:49 am EST

( This spring veteran climber Carlos Soria will face the double challenge of crowning Annapurna (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), two of the three highest mountains left to complete his quest to summit the 14 highest mountains in the world (Shisha is the third).


"I think this year we will be lucky, let's hope so, " says the mountaineer who attempted the peaks several times in recent years.


Notorious for rock fall and avalanches, in terms of fatalities Annapurna shows as one of the most dangerous 8000ers. The ascent will be demanding, sustained and exposed.

Attempting Annapurna in tandem with Dhaulagiri is a tall order, to do so at the age of 77 is remarkable.


Soria is excited: "They are two quite complicated mountains, especially Annapurna, but we will try our best to make it this year."


The mountaineer leaves for Nepal later this week.



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