Annapurna current: no stopping amputee climber Zsolt Eross

Posted: May 02, 2012 11:40 pm EDT

(Newsdesk) Recently Frenchman Philippe Croizon made world news with his intention to swim between every continent in the world without arms and legs.

In Himalaya meanwhile, Hungarian Zsolt Eross is tackling the world's most feared mountain in similar spirit.

With 8, 8000ers summited Zsolt was fairly well known at ExplorersWeb until he suddenly fell from the radar. Turns out he had a serious climbing accident in the Tatras in 2010. His right leg was amputated under the knee.

Already the following year, Eross bagged his 9th 8000er - Lhotse - on May 21, 2011 with an artificial leg.

Out for his peak number 10, currently the climber is on Annapurna, feared by even the most seasoned high altitude mountaineers of the world. Keep an eye out for updates in the stream: the expedition last made a rotation uphill to camp 2.

Recipient of the Hungarian Order of Merit Officer's Cross (2002) Hungary's first "snow leopard" Zsolt Eross has climbed extensively in Tien-San, Caucasus, Pamir and Himalaya (Mount Everest, Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum II and I, Broad Peak, Manaslu and Lhotse). The mountain guide and ski instructor was seriously injured early January 2010 in the High Tatras. As a result the lower part of his right leg had to be amputated. Eross keeps climbing with a prosthetic leg.


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Swimming Beyond Borders: Philippe Croizon lost his arms and legs 18 years ago. This year, the Frenchman is going to swim between every continent in the world. You can follow his swim at the official Swimming Beyond Borders site.
courtesy Gizmodo, SOURCE
Zsolt (right in image) leg was amputated under the knee in 2010. Astonishingly, he bagged Lhotse - his 9th 8000er - with an artificial leg already the following year.
Image by Hungarian Lhotse Expedition 2011 courtesy Zsolt Eross
The Hungarian outfit lost a climber. Amputee Zsolt Eross is currently descending.
courtesy Hungarian Annapurna expedition, SOURCE

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