Annapurna: Summit Push Tonight

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Annapurna's upper sections as seen from Base Camp. Photo: Kamran on Bike

Annapurna climbers are at Camp 4, preparing to set off for the summit tonight. Sherpas established the camp yesterday at 7,000m. Pakistani climbers Sirbaz Khan and Abdul Joshi also spent last night there. The rest of the climbers joined them this morning from Camp 3 in “fair wind” conditions, according to Chhang Dawa Sherpa.

Annapurna: the route to the summit. Photo: Moeses Fiamoncini

Most of them belong to Seven Summits Treks team, which includes Viridiana Álvarez, Badia Bonilla, and Mauricio López from Mexico; Lu Chung Han from Taiwan; Uta Ibraini from Albania-Kosovo; Angiolo Lavizino from the U.S.; Jaroslaw Zdanowicz and Waldemar Kowalewski from Poland, Sergei Kondrashkin, Dmitri Sinev, and Aleksandr Lutokhin from Russia; Antonios Sykaris from Greece and Moeses Fiamoncini from Brazil. These last two climbers planned to climb without O2.

Sykaris confirmed that they would set off at 11 pm Nepal time (7:15 pm in Central Europe, 1:15 pm Eastern Daylight Time).

Nepali climbers in the expedition include Purnima Shrestha, Lakpa Dendi Sherpa, Gesman Tamang, Lakpa Temba Sherpa, Tashi Sherpa, Pemba Sherpa, Chhangba Sherpa, Dawa Sherpa, and Mingma Tenji Sherpa.

You can follow the climb via the trackers carried by Moeses Fiamoncini, Viridiana Alvarez, Badía Bonilla, and the Pakistani team.

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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
7 months ago

Sirbaz Khan and Abdul Joshi from Pakistan and Jaroslaw Zdanowicz and Waldemar Kowalewski from Poland are going without O2 as well, or at last that was the plan.
and I hope that more is going without O2

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Craig
Craig
7 months ago

Absolutely inspiring and ground-shattering stuff from the adventurous men and women who pull on fixed lines to climb these giants of the Earth. Good luck and safe climb to all involved!

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Trek Kit India
7 months ago

Best wishes to all the teams. Truly exceptional!

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Paul
Paul
7 months ago

Insane…, not enough ropes so summit push aborted, they asked heli to drop ropes to camp 4 so they could continued tonight again. No comment…

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Craig
Craig
7 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Like I said – absolutely mindblasting, earth-shattering, asteroid-blowing stuff from the incredibly brave and adventurous men and women who pull on fixed ropes to images to promote themselves on social media. This is the pinnacle of ground-breaking Alpinism.

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F v
F v
7 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Maybe the heli can pick up the climbers, and drop them above the icy section so they can summit save and sound 🙂

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Last edited 7 months ago by F v
Carly
Carly
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Hang on, should we call these ‘heli-assisted climbs’?! Unbelievable claims some of these climbers make back home…

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