Progress on 8,000 meter peaks other than Everest

Posted: Apr 28, 2014 05:10 pm EDT

(By Markian Hawryluk) Climbing continues on 8,000 meter peaks beyond Everest, including the following climbs:

 

 

Kachenjunga

 

 

On the northern side, Denis Urubko, Alex Txikon and Adam Bielecki are working to put in a direct route up the Northwest face to the North Col at 7000 meters. On the south side, Italians Marco Confortola, Marco Camandona, Franz Nicolini, François Cazzanelli and Emrik Favre reached 6900 meters before returning to base camp today.

 

Annapurna

 

 

On Friday, Romanian climbers Zsolt Torok and Cristian Tzecu had reached Camp 2, and were climbing higher. Norwegian climber Tore Sunde-Rasmussen turned back about 1,000 meters short of the summit and has now left the mountain. The climbers said conditions on the mountain were extremely dangerous and a Sherpa on the team narrowly averted a potentially-fatal fall.

 

Cho Oyu

 

 

Matt Moniz, Mike Moniz and Jim Walkley  reported carrying loads up to 19K under blue bird skies last Tuesday, with plans to carry another cache of equipment to Camp 1 at 20,500 ft on Wednesday.

 

Makalu

 

 

Spaniards Ferran Latorre and Enrich Llonch have climbed to Camp 1 on Makalu with heavy loads.

 

Fred Roux and Mike Horn left advanced base camp for two days on Monday, planning to spend two nights at 7,500meters and climbing to 8,000 meters before descending back to advanced base camp to wait for a good weather window for the summit bid.

 

Chris Jensen Burke and his Sherpas conducted a puja ceremony on Wednesday at advanced base camp, then began their acclimatization climbs.

 

Shishapangma:

 

 

On Friday, Romanian-born Horia Colibasanu and Peter Hamor from Slovakia climbed to Camp 2 (6,800m) on Shishapangma. They planned to descend on on Saturday and rest at base camp before climbing again to Camp 3.

 

(Ed note: Amical commercial outfit, trademark climbing without supplementary 02, have returned from camp 1. Members planned to ski downhill but there was too little snow.)

 

 

Previous/related:

Climbers turn back on Annapurna

 

The "other Everests": Action heating up on 8,000 meter peaks

 

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Spaniards Ferran Latorre and Enrich Llonch in Camp 1 on Makalu.
SOURCE
Amical Shisha Pangma Expedition Camp I at 6350 meter yesterday.
courtesy www.amical.de, SOURCE
Kangchenjunga's NW Face. Red: 1979 British route. Blue: Proposed new route
courtesy Denis Urubko, SOURCE