Spring Himalayan Update: More on Who’s Where, Doing What

Peter Hamor, Marius Gane and Horia Colibasanu arrived yesterday at Kangchenjunga Base Camp (5,400m). It remains unclear if the trio will only climb the normal route or do the traverse to Yalung Kang.

In Kangchenjunga Base Camp. Photo: Peter Hamor

 

Hungarian Csaba Varga wants to climb Kangchenjunga without oxygen or a personal Sherpa. This will be his second attempt. In spring 2018, Varga reached 8,100m. He has already climbed five 8,000’ers.

Another Hungarian, Szilard Suhajda, is approaching Everest Base Camp. Today, he reached 5,000m. He aims to climb Lhotse without supplementary O2.

Csaba Varga. Photo: Hazajaro

 

Kenton Cool arrived in Nepal, ready for Everest. The UK guide has already summited Everest 15 times, a non-Sherpa record. He is also the first person to climb Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse in one season. Last year, he guided a client to the top of K2.

Kenton Cool. Photo: Kenton Cool

 

Kami Rita also returns to Everest. The legendary Sherpa has summited the world’s highest peak an astonishing 25 times. He will lead the Sherpa fixing team to the summit.

Kami Rita Sherpa. Photo: Kami Rita Sherpa

 

Well-known Pakistani climber Abdul Joshi also has his sights set on Everest.

Photo: Abdul Joshi

 

Yesterday, in Dhaulagiri Base Camp, Carlos Soria celebrated the Nepali New Year and the puja. He aims to start his climb tomorrow if weather permits.

@KrisAnnapurna reports about outdoor activities, current expeditions, and stories related to the history of mountaineering in the Karakoram, Himalaya, Tien Shan, and other ranges.


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