Elizabeth Hawley and Edurne Pasaban in Kathmandu, before the Spanish climber departed towards Annapurna last month. An interview after the climb last week resulted in official doubts regarding Miss Oh. Image by Ferran Latorre courtesy Al Filo de lo Imposible - TVE, SOURCE
Edurne and Miss Oh in Anna BC 2 weeks ago. courtesy Al Filo de lo Imposible - TVE, SOURCE
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Rumor began spreading last week in Spanish media: Edurne Pasaban told a "journalist friend" about a Sherpa stating that Miss Oh never reached the summit of Kangchenjunga last year. "I just mentioned the subject, but never expected it to be published, because we had always doubted that summit claim but media never seemed to be interested," Edurne told ExplorersWeb from Tibet today. "Suddenly though, media find it extremely important, and the news is all over Spain." Spanish media focus on the "race" in a similar way to...