Kangchenjunga Update: Some Climbers Already on Their Way to the Summit

Progress is faster than expected for some climbers on Kangchenjunga. At least some members of Seven Summit Treks, who had reached Camp 4 earlier today, have set off for the summit.

This includes Shehroze Kashif of Pakistan, who aims also to climb Lhotse and Makalu this spring. Kashif has not used supplementary O2 on his way to C4, his home team reported.

Shehroze Kashif’s cheery social media post.

 

Wilco van Roijen of the Netherlands is also moving up, according to his tracker.

Italy’s Marco Confortola reached Camp 4 with the others, but we don’t know whether he has continued further. On an earlier climb, he had several toes amputated because of frostbite, so he needs to be particularly careful during the cold snap currently enveloping the mountain.

Peter Hamor, Horia Colibasanu, and Marius Gane also left Base Camp today, at a slower pace. Climbing without oxygen, they are in Camp 2. If the weather holds, they will proceed further up tomorrow.

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