Carlos Soria and fellow climbers in BC before starting the second summit push.
Annapurna at night, as seen from BC.
Carlos Soria Summits Annapurna at the Age of 77 Years; 30 Ascents on Annapurna (Updated)

Posted: May 01, 2016 06:51 am EDT

(By Raheel Adnan) It’s a feat which may not be repeated for a long time. Spaniard Carlos Soria bagged his 12th eight-thousander this morning when he reached the summit of Annapurna, thus setting the age record on the mountain; 77!


“Carlos Soria and the expedition BBVA rises to the top of the Annapurna,” announced Carlos Soria’s Facebook page at around 10am local time. He launched the summit push from C4 (7100m) at night.


Carlos Soria is also the oldest person to climb K2 at the age of 65, Broad Peak (68), Makalu (69), Gasherbrum I (70), Manaslu (71 years), Kanchenjunga and now Annapurna (77). Only Dhaulagiri and Shisha Pangma are missing from his 14x8000ers crown. The Spaniard plans to attempt Dhaulagiri this season after Annapurna.


Update: List of 30 climbers who summited in past two days have been updated at Pythom.


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