Kanchenjunga summit: Hamor on top, Horia turns around

Posted: May 17, 2012 07:46 pm EDT

(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.

Peter Hamor on Kanchenjunga.
Image by Peter Hamor courtesy Peter Hamor, SOURCE
Hamor's more familiar face: on the summit of Annapurna, solo without shelter, gas, food or a radio.
Hamor's summit joy was brief. A terrible night descent was ahead, and he was left alone to negotiate Annapurna's death zone.
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Starry night. Without supplies but in desperate need of rest, Hamor proceeded to dig a cave. It took four hours. Freezing to the core, he stayed in the bivouac until 5 am when he woke up and used the light of dawn to descend. Image of the cave by Peter Hamor.
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