Winter 8000ers

a tent and a chorten on snowy ground, and the wind-swept Dhaulagiri face behind.

David Goettler: ‘We Must be Patient’

Today, David Goettler spoke to ExplorersWeb about his attempt...
Dhaulagiri in the sun, a tiny figure of a climber on the glacier below.

It’s Over on Winter Dhaulagiri

Continued high winds and coming snow have killed the...
David Goettler trains near Dhaulagiri.

Bodies Found Near Dhaulagiri

"We found two dead bodies at the French Pass,"...
Barmase on a hard snow slop in a bluebird day, roped up with Goettler seen lower down.

Winter Dhaulagiri: ‘It’s Not About Style, But About Respect’

Out of three winter expeditions this season, only one...
Climbers facing snowy Manaslu in a sunny day.

For Some, Txikon’s Manaslu ‘First’ Claim Detracts From Excellent Climb

Basque climber Alex Txikon and Nepalis Chhepal Sherpa, Tenjen...
Gelje and Adriana in Base Camp, their faces smeared with flour from the puja ceremony.

Cho Oyu Team Retreats to Kathmandu; ‘May’ Return in Three Weeks

The last we heard from the Cho Oyu climbers,...
climber on the rocky summit of Manaslu

Alex Txikon: ‘Manaslu Was More Dangerous Than I Expected’

On Saturday morning, we sent Alex Txikon some questions...
climbers on a snow slope, Manaslu summit swept by winds in background.

Details on Manaslu O2, Cho Oyu Team Back in Kathmandu

Alex Txikon and the Nepali team flew back to...
Alex Txikon smiles, tired, in pitch black night.

Manaslu Summiters Safely Down

Alex Txikon and the six Nepalis returned safely to...
Alex close shot, with nose protector and a sleeping pad in the backpack.

Alex Txikon and Sherpa Team Summit Winter Manaslu

Alex Txikon, Tenjen Sherpa, Pasang Nurbu Sherpa, Mingtemba Sherpa,...
Ice walls of a crevasse, the blue sky upwards.

Winter Cho Oyu: A Lost Opportunity

Climbers on Cho Oyu will not be able to...
Dhaulagiri, well covered in snow and with a cloud covering the summit.

Goettler and Barmasse Go For Dhaulagiri Alpine Style

David Goettler and Herve Barmasse have finally revealed that...
Goettler in yellow down suit and air-filtering mask on Everest summit, dark-blue sky above him.

David Goettler: From No-O2 Everest to an Alpine-Style Winter 8,000’er

David Goettler is currently in Nepal, preparing to tackle...
Climbers leave a trail on fresh snow while spindrift veils the sun in front of them.

High Winds Sweep the Winter 8,000’ers

Some days ago, Simone Moro mentioned how winter weather...
The puja altar surrounded by prayer flags at the base of Cho Oyu's south face

Winter Update: Problems on Cho Oyu

The wind on Cho Oyu has created a problem...
climbers playing in a tent decorated with Christmas parafernalia.

Winter Himalayan Update: From Classic Base Camps to Village Outskirts

Himalayan winter teams chose dramatically different holiday strategies: While...
Alex Txikon and Simone Moro in their tent at Manaslu Base Camp last winter.

Cho Oyu, Manaslu, and The Definition of Winter

"I am not trying to create controversy, but after...
The Cho Oyu team in Base Camp

Climbers Reach Cho Oyu Base Camp

Hoping to make a rare ascent of Cho Oyu...
Cho Oyu from Nepal

As Cold Deepens, Winter 8,000m Action Heats Up

Gelje Sherpa, Kristin Harila, and Adriana Brownlee reached Namche...
Moro trekking with a pack in the snowy Himalaya

Simone Moro Returns to Winter Manaslu

As climbers start revealing their winter plans, the upcoming...
side portrait of Jost Kobusch

Jost Kobusch: No Everest This Winter

Jost Kobusch has been quiet lately on social media....
Kobusch with helmet and an air-warming mask on a snowy ridge, surrounded by clouds.

Jost Kobusch Back in Nepal

A series of regular events mark the approach of...

Oswald Rodrigo Pereira on the Tragedies of Broad Peak and Winter K2

Oswald Rodrigo Pereira first set foot in the Himalaya...

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