(Newsdesk/story updated Apr 30/9:34 AM with added information) Peter Hámor, Horia Colibasanu and Justin Ionescu reached Shisha Pangma's Main-Peak (8,027m) today on 30th April 2014 without the aid of supplemental oxygen and high altitude porters, having accomplished the first 8000+ Himalaya ascent of this spring season. They climbed via the Northern (Chinese) Route and via the Inaki Route in the final part of the ascent.
This is Slovak Peter Hamor's 12th successful 8000 meter peak. He is perhaps most known for his spectacular, lonely ascent of Annapurna as part of the Himalayan Trilogy dream team (Piotr Pustelnik, Piotr Morawski and Peter Hamor) attempting some of Himalaya's greatest challenges: technical climbing on high altitude, in light and small teams. Peter summited Annapurna alone, spending a cold night on the dreaded summit in a dug out bivouac.
Shisha Pangma became Romanian Horia Colibasanu's 8th 8000er summit. In 2008 Horia received an ExplorersWeb award for his attempt to rescue Inaki Ochoa on Annapurna. Tonight he followed the late mountaineer's footsteps on Shisha.
Exweb interview with Peter Hamor: Lhotse and the ‘Mecca‘ of high altitude mountaineering
After a successful summit of Lhotse, ExplorersWeb caught up with Peter Hamor last year to get his take on his 11th successful 8000 meter peak. He climbed with four other European climbers including Italian Marco Confortola, Basque climber Alex Txikon, Romainian Horia Colibasanu and Spaniard Jorge Egocheaga, all of whom summited without supplemental oxygen. Aside from the thrill of summit success, Peter also offered a dose of candid perspective regarding the new world order of Himalayan climbing.
Exweb interview with Hamor about the Himalayan Trilogy dream team (Piotr Pustelnik, Piotr Morawski and Peter Hamor) and ... soccer.
"Talk is cheap at the bar."
"Most of the general media does not have the education or knowledge to understand what is worthy of attention or not."
"Comfort, security and money are the three modern Gods of our western civilized society."
"Friendship is much more meaningful than mountains." With love for life and freedom on top, and money on the bottom on his list of priorities; Inaki did and said what he pleased. Let us tell you a story about true mountaineering.
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