(Newsdesk/Maria Hamor) Slovak mountaineer Peter Hamor reached the top of the third highest eight thousand meter peak Kanchenjunga (8 586m), on Thursday May 17, 2012 at 2.30pm local time, without oxygen. He will spend the night at Camp 4 (7 610 m).
Horia Colibasanu (Romania) was also trying to reach the summit with him, but with no success.
The first mountaineer from Slovakia, Peter Hamor has now reached summits of nine 8000ers. Starting on Everest in 1998, he followed up with Broad Peak (8 047 m), Annapurna (8 091 m, East Ridge) and Cho Oyu (8 201 m) eight years later.
In 2007 Peter summited Nanga Parbat (8 126 m) , and Gasherbrum I (8 068 m) and Gasherbrum II (8 035m) one year after that. In 2010 Peter Hamor summited Annapurna for a second time (via the North Face). Last year he topped out Makalu (8 463 m).
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Ed note: news are expected also from the other mountaineers on the peak, Valean Adrian, Nives Meroi and Romano Bennet.
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