Video shot of Edurne Pasaban taking the final steps before Kangchenjunga summit. Image by Ferran Latorre courtesy TVE - Al Filo de lo Imposible
The highest rocky spot near Kangchenjunga summit, shown in Kinga Baranowska summit video. Image by Kinga Baranowska courtesy Kinga Baranowska
Tom Holzel: "The enhanced portion of the Kangchenjunga vista shows the rock and snow berm that Miss Oh could have been standing next to, as depicted in her summit photo. But it's only mildly suggestive, and does not even rise to the level of evidence." Image by K. Wielicki courtesy K. wieliki
Highest point reached by Oh Eun-Sun on Kangchenjunga in spring, 2009, as reported to Der Spiegel.
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(BY Angela Benavides EDIT Brooke Meetze/TinaSjogren) Ten or even five vertical meters below Kangchenjunga summit is not Kangchenjunga summit. It was not a summit for Spanish Jorge Egocheaga when an unstable snow slab stopped him 12 meters from K2 summit in 2009; it was equally clear to Bulgarian Boyan Petrov who reported, by personal integrity, that he turned back 30 meters shy from the top on GII in 2008. And it was evident even to South Korean Oh Eun-Sun on Kangchenjunga. Sirdar Dawa Wangchuck, a supposedly three-time...