David Gottler and Ueli Steck acclimatizing near ABC
David Bridges and Alex Lowe
Shisha Pangma: Ueli Steck and David Gottler Ready for Summit Push; Remains of Alex Lowe and David Bridges Emerge From the Glacier

Posted: May 03, 2016 11:03 am EDT

(By Raheel Adnan) Shisha Pangma Southside climbers Ueli Steck and David Gottler are ready for summit push. They intend to open a new direct line to summit in alpine style and perhaps complete the traverse to Northside. The duo recently climbed to 6900m between Pungpa Ri and Nyanang Ri, on far right side of mountain. They spent a night there for acclimatization.


In a separate instance, they came across remains of two climbers, still frozen in blue ice, but emerging out of melting glacier near the base of South Face. The two corpses have been identified as Alex Lowe and David Bridges – American climbers buried under a massive avalanche in autumn 1999.


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