Videos: Paiju Peak South Wall climb

Posted: Aug 06, 2014 06:31 pm EDT


(By Correne Coetzer) Alberto Iñurrategi, Juan Vallejo and Mikel Zabalza are back home in Spain after opening a route on Paiju's South Wall. They sent over some video footage of the highly technical climb on the 1000m vertical rock.



WOPeak Expedition, with Basque/Spanish mountaineers, Alberto Iñurrategi, Juan Vallejo and Mikel Zabalza, is on a mission to climb three peaks consecutively, Paiju Peak (BC at 3,400 m, South Wall and summit at 6,610 m), the Jannu and Cho Oyu in the Karakoram and the Himalayas; climbing new routes or routes almost never repeated. 


Complete: Route on Paiju South Wall opened on July 26, 2014, by Inurrategi and Zabalza; 6050m.


David Maeztu is the cameraman on the 2014 WOPeak Expedition.


Since 2009, when Alberto Iñurrategi, Juan Vallejo and Mikel Zabalza ascended Makalu in alpine style, the trio is inseparable. Among their expeditions: Everest Hornbein, Broad Peak, Greenland (kite-ski), Antarctica (kite-ski crossing) and Nuptse.





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The route up Paiju Peak South Wall.
courtesy WOPeak Expedition 2014, SOURCE
Video: Opening the route on the vertical rock wall.
courtesy WOPeak Expedition 2014 / David Maeztu , SOURCE
Video: Team reporting about climb. (Check the captions button on YouTube video to see the English translation.)
courtesy WOPeak Expedition 2014, SOURCE