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.

Angela Benavides is a journalist specialised on high-altitude mountaineer and expedition news working with ExplorersWeb.com.

Angela Benavides has been writing about climbing and mountaineering, adventure and outdoor sports for 20+ years.

Prior to that, Angela Benavides spent time at/worked at a number of national and international media. She is also experienced in outdoor-sport consultancy for sponsoring corporates, press manager and communication executive, radio reporter and anchorwoman, etc. Experience in Education: Researcher at Spain’s National University for Distance Learning on the European Commission-funded ECO Learning Project; experience in teaching ELE (Spanish as a Second Language) and transcultural training for expats living in Spain.

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Sarbland
Sarbland
2 months ago

Good luck to all climbers. Hoping good news in this summit push. Thanks for keeping us update.

Netty
Netty
1 month ago

All climbers wish you the best of luck. Expecting positive fnf mod news from the summit push.