The Baruntse Experience, in 2 Minutes, 30 Seconds

Alpine style Climbing
Radoslav Groh on Baruntse. Photo: Radoslav Groh

Marek Holecek and Radoslav Groh spent nine days climbing their new line on Baruntse. This included four days without food and three days stuck in a tiny tent at 7,000m, while Cyclone Yaas made it impossible to move.

They also endured several miserable bivouacs, notably what Holecek called the Two Butts Bivouac. Here, they spent the night with their legs dangling over the void and constantly sliding down on their steep, icy seats.

The video compilation below gives the flavor of their experience. It even seems to include the Two Butts Bivouac.

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Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. Canada's premier arctic traveler, he is the author of The Horizontal Everest and Arctic Eden, and is currently working on a book about adventures in Labrador. In 2018, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada.

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Marie
Marie
1 month ago

Amazing!

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Groh
Groh
1 month ago

Refreshing to see some real alpine climbing.

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Benny Smith
Benny Smith
1 month ago

Holy cow, that looks way more spectacular than K2. Absolutely remarkable!

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Nora
Nora
1 month ago

At 1 min 55 sec doesnt that look like a huge face in the wall of the mtn??

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Elena
Elena
1 month ago

Wow! Cool! Mountaineering is alive! ♡ You guys are real!

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Tracy Foord
1 month ago

Amazing, I enjoyed your adventure of Barunetse.

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Eddy De Wilde
Eddy De Wilde
1 month ago

Where is the workplace health and safety officer? These climbers are easily satisfied with their sleeping arrangements. I wonder what their parents think of this practice?

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