Dhaulagiri (middle) as seen from French Pass.
Spring 2016 Round Up: Season Progresses Smoothly as Team Acclimatize and Fix High Camps

Posted: Apr 29, 2016 07:56 am EDT

(By Raheel Adnan) Except an unfortunate incident on Shisha Pangma where three climbers plunged into a hidden crevasse and two of them died, things are progressing smoothly on other 8000m peaks.


A second and, supposedly final summit push is underway on Annapurna. Teams are fixing route to high camps on Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu and Makalu. However, excessive snow and continuous bad weather have slowed down Manaslu teams.


On Everest and Lhotse, everything is normal (with obvious cautions that big mountains can be dangerous).


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Annapurna Summit Push Climbers on the Move; Fatal Accident on Shisha Pangma