Avalanche Sweeps Dhaulagiri NW Ridge — Climbers OK

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Climbers on Dhaulagiri's NW Ridge. Photo: Horia Colibasanu
We were hoping for summit news from the team attempting the NW Ridge of Dhaulagiri. Instead, we have to celebrate that they are alive.
An avalanche buried the tent in which they were sleeping at 6,800m. “They had to cut the tent with a knife to get out,” Horia Colibasanu’s home team reported. “Peter and Horia were the first to make their way out. Marius [Gane] came out later, as he couldn’t find his boots inside the tent. They had been lost under the snow.” Gane eventually found them.
The climbers managed to shelter in a small cave for the rest of the night. Come daylight, they retreated to Camp 1. They are all safe. According to latest news, they are on their way back to Base Camp. “Depending on weather, they will decide in the next few days whether to restart the ascent,” Colibasanu’s team wrote.
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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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F v
1 month ago

Unfortunately the wind speed looks not good after wednesday, so they have to wait for a new weather window for at least 10 days. I’m glad to hear they are alive. Must be a very scary moment. Viridiana’s tracker shows that she went down to BC.

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Tal
Tal
1 month ago

Descending Dhaulagiri bootless?
Frostbite?

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Twinkletoes
Twinkletoes
1 month ago
Reply to  Tal

“Gane eventually found them” It is written right there in the post.

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Jerry Kobalenko
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1 month ago
Reply to  Tal

We clarified, thank you.

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