The “Safest” Camp on Dhaulagiri

Some spectacular drone work by Tommy Joyce shows just how way, way out there Horia Colibasanu, Peter Hamor, and Marius Gane were on their recent attempt on Dhaulagiri’s Northwest Ridge.

The video — which for the time being, we can’t embed but only link to — features a dizzying perspective on Camp 1, which Colibasanu dubs “the safest camp on Dhaulagiri”. We look forward to seeing footage of their more precarious Camps 2 and 3.

More of Joyce’s footage on Instagram shows Carla Perez and Topo Mena struggling up Dhaulagiri’s normal route from Camp 3, without ropes or crowds or any company at all. The sequence includes footage from the two climbers themselves, including the sound of dangerous snow conditions that eventually turned the pair back.


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