On May 23, 2023, Marek Holeček and Matěj Bernát made the first ascent of the north-west face of the six-thousander Sura Peak in Nepal. The two Czechs completed the route in alpine style within four days. They rate their 1500-meter-long route called Simply Beautiful, which has a gradient of up to 90 degrees in some places, with an M6.
The German extreme mountaineer and mountain guide Luis Stitzinger has had an accident on Kangchenjunga. The 54-year-old had reached the summit of the third highest mountain in the world last Thursday afternoon and sent a last radio message around 21 p.m. - he has been missing since then.
With the establishment of mountain tourism on most of the eight-thousanders and all of the Seven Summits plus a few other mountains, the required alpinistic skills have been reduced to almost zero. By alpine skills I mean independent climbing, acting and making decisions on the mountain. Everything that used to be required on these mountains has now largely become superfluous thanks to the technical infrastructure on the mountain. It is enough if you learn to walk with crampons in the base camp and to attach yourself correctly to the fixed rope.
Kristin Harila has climbed her 14th eight-thousander with Cho Oyu in Tibet. With a time of one year and five days, the Norwegian is currently the fastest woman on the highest mountains in the world. Depending on the interpretation, she even beats record holder Nirmal Purja.
Adrian Ballinger is at home in the Himalayas. In the film Breathtaking, he takes you into the world of the 8ers and tells about his K000 expedition.
On October 25, 2018, the Austrian David Lama made the first ascent of the 6907 high peak Lunag Ri in the Himalayas alone (to the original report). David's...
After attempts in 2015 and 2016, the Austrian David Lama once again took the Lunag Ri in the Himalaya mountains in...
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