Mountain watch: Shishapangma and Manaslu

Posted: May 10, 2012 04:55 pm EDT

(Newsdesk) Working on a second batch of the fourteen 8000ers, Juanito Oiarzabal is on Shisha Pangma summit push.

Oiarzabal, world record holder of 8000er ascents and a veteran mountaineer with several toes amputated and more than once in need of help to descend however pushed back as political and exaggerated widely publicized press releases issued from Everest last year claiming rescue of himself and his mates.

Summit is planned for Friday, May 11, via Inaki Ochoa's route variation. Climbing team includes Carlos Pauner, Juanjo Garra and Argentine Ariel Perinetti, Montagna reported.

Meanwhile a final summit push from camp 3 is forecasted also on Manaslu. "This will involve a 1300m climb and we expect this will take us around 10 hours if conditions are OK," dispatched Anthony and Guy from Adventure Consultants, "of course we may not leave at all if the nightly thunder and snow storms return!"

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Inaki's route on Shishapangma in blue.
Image by Inaki Ochoa courtesy Inaki Ochoa, SOURCE
2006 image of Inaki Ochoa after the climb. The Spanish mountaineer later died on Annapurna.
Tonight Juanito Oiarzabal is following Inaki's footsteps.