Weather breaks for Kanchenjunga push

Posted: May 02, 2013 09:33 pm EDT

(By Nick Boudreau) For the past week the weather has dogged efforts by all expeditions to move high up Kanchenjunga. Thus far teams have reached as high as Camp 3. However, with today’s current break from snow and wind believe reaching Camp 4 tomorrow is likely.

Iran’s Parvaneh Kazemi

May 2: Iranian climber Parvaneh Kazemi says in her blog today that Nima, Mingma and other Sherpa teams have fixed lines up to Camp 3 with hopes weather will clear for a push to Camp 4 tomorrow. Parvaneh is the first Iranian woman to summit Mustag Ata, Manaslu, Ama Dablam and Lhotse and the first woman in the world to climb both Lhotse and Everest in one week.

Spanish climbers

Spain’s 74-year-old Carlos Soria is looking to make Kanchenjunga his twelfth peak in his quest to climb all 14 of the 8,000 meter peaks. He has Annapurna and Dhaulagiri remaining. Soria is joined by Luis Miguel Lopez, Dani Salas and Carlos Martinez.
May 1: The team has, thus far, acclimatized to 6,600 meters and is back at Base Camp resting and refueling.

Oscar Cadiach and Lluis Rafols

May 2: The Catalonian duo of 8,000 meter veteran Oscar Cadiach and Lluis Rafols have set up through Camp 2 and hope to press on through Camp 3 if good weather holds. Both men are planning on summit attempts without supplemental oxygen.

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Parvaneh Kazemi waiting out the weather at camp.
courtesy Parvaneh Kazemi, SOURCE
Oscar Cadiach on acclimatizing rotation.
courtesy Oscar Cadiach, SOURCE

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