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The crux: GII upper summit ridge, sharp and exposed. Image courtesy of Sechu Lopez (click to enlarge).
Image by Sechu Lopez
Outspoken Daniela Teixeira back home in Portugal. Image courtesy of her website (click to enlarge).
Sechu Lopez (insert) with gear on GII summit. Image courtesy of Sechu's website (click to enlarge).
Daniela and Paulo defending the truth. Image courtesy of Daniela's website (click to enlarge).

Himalaya shakedown, continued: whats the worth of a summit certificate?

Posted: Jan 19, 2010 04:47 pm EST

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Summit Certificates, issued by authorities in Himalayan countries, have by tradition been accepted as proof of success but do they really prove anything? By the end of 2009 Pakistans Alpine Club validated a number of false claims contradicting in some cases even the climbers own statements to media. Human error or climbers telling different stories depending on who's asking? <b>Daniela slams fellow climbers: "9 out of 11 are lying"</b>Soon after the October 20th Alpine Club of Pakistan's official and final report of...

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