Updated: Dhaulagiri NW Ridge Trio Reach 6,800m

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A snowy camp high on dhaulagiri
Setting up camp high on the NW Ridge of Dhaulagiri.

UPDATE:

Peter Hamor, Horia Colibasanu, and Marius Gane reached 6,800m on the unclimbed NW Ridge today. Yesterday, they advanced 1,400m in one push to Camp 2. Today was much slower because of the weight of their gear, and they climbed only 400m. They set their tent up for the night under a serac.

According to Horia, they should reach the summit ridge tomorrow, but they still have quite a way to go over unknown terrain.

Climber on bare rock ridge, Dhaulagiri.

On Dhaulagiri’s Northwest Ridge last week. Photo: Peter Hamor

Perez and Mena back in C3; avalanche danger too high

Meanwhile, after two days of silence, Ecuadorians Carla Pérez and Topo Mena are safely back in Camp 3, Stefi Troguet’s team confirms.

The couple reached Camp 3 on Friday, climbing without ropes or a broken trail. Yesterday they launched a summit attempt but had to turn back because of high avalanche danger.

Left to right, Dominic Trastoy, Stefi Troguet and Moeses Fiamoncini keep good habits in Camp 2 on Dhaulagiri. Photo: Stefi Troguet

Today, the Sherpa team fixed ropes to Camp 3, while clients rested in Camp 2. Troguet, climbing without O2, has teamed up with fellow Andorran Dominic Trastoy and Brazilian Moeses Finamoncini for the summit push. Given the avalanche danger higher up, it will be interesting to see what the Sherpas and following climbers will decide.

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Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!

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Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Not only Sherpa team fixed ropes to Camp 3, with them was working Waldemar Kowalewski as well, he is in Camp 3 now at 7,250m

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Hugo Torres
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

Ok

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Montana
Montana
1 month ago

Thank you Angela for being on duty round the clock to help us keep up with the
developments on top of the world!! For all the ExWeb team:
Every time I come to this site I remember gratefully how you made this
site into the best of its kind on the web. I can’t express enough how much
I appreciate the quality of the reporting. The reliability, the balanced
views, the background knowledge, the excellent writing. Thank you!

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Adrian
Adrian
1 month ago

The clowns are all in C2 whereas the real climbers are on the NW ridge.

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Tiriac
Tiriac
1 month ago
Reply to  Adrian

That is so Ohanian style.

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