Weekend Warm-Up: Annapurna One

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Climbing on Annapurna I . Photo: Adam Bielecki

In 2017, Canadian Climber Louis Rousseau assembled a skilled international team to crack open a new alpine-style route on the North Face of Cho Oyu.

As we reported earlier, logistical issues forced them to change their destination at the last minute to the Northwest Face of Annapurna I. To put it mildly, not everything went smoothly there.

If you want to know what happened, settle in and enjoy the 15-minute film below.

You can read the recent ExWeb interview with Rousseau here.

About the Author

Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Ash Routen is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK specialising in adventurous travel and expeditions, such as mountaineering, polar travel, and ocean crossings. Ash juggles a day job as a public health scientist with this second career in outdoor writing.

His words have featured in national newspapers, national and international outdoor and adventure magazines, and various websites. Bylines include Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice, and Red Bull.

Alongside writing, Ash also spends some time undertaking his own adventures, and completed a 640 km foot crossing of a frozen Lake Baikal in 2018. His next arctic journey is a 700 km trek along the coast of Baffin Island in Canada.

Read more at www.ashrouten.com

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