Keyword: eight-thousander

Piotr Krzyzowski climbs Lhotse and Everest without artificial oxygen

8000 meter double climb in style: The Pole Piotr Krzyzowski climbs Lhotse and Everest without bottled oxygen in under 48 hours.

Deadliest season on Everest

In 2023, 18 people died trying to climb Mount Everest in the spring season alone - more than ever before.

8000 record hunter Kristin Harila in the criticism. what's up

The world's eight-thousanders are seething. The reason for this is the record hunt by Norwegian Kristin Harila. She is trying to climb the 14 highest mountains in less than six months. Currently it even looks like after three months.

High-altitude climber Luis Stitzinger dies on Kangchenjunga

The German extreme mountaineer and mountain guide Luis Stitzinger has had an accident on Kangchenjunga. The 54-year-old had reached the summit of the third highest mountain in the world last Thursday afternoon and sent a last radio message around 21 p.m. - he has been missing since then.

«What Harila does is announcement mountaineering at its finest»

With the establishment of mountain tourism on most of the eight-thousanders and all of the Seven Summits plus a few other mountains, the required alpinistic skills have been reduced to almost zero. By alpine skills I mean independent climbing, acting and making decisions on the mountain. Everything that used to be required on these mountains has now largely become superfluous thanks to the technical infrastructure on the mountain. It is enough if you learn to walk with crampons in the base camp and to attach yourself correctly to the fixed rope.

World record: Harila climbs all 8000m peaks in 370 days

Kristin Harila has climbed her 14th eight-thousander with Cho Oyu in Tibet. With a time of one year and five days, the Norwegian is currently the fastest woman on the highest mountains in the world. Depending on the interpretation, she even beats record holder Nirmal Purja.

It's over: Kristin Harila's 14×8000 record attempt has failed

Norway's Kristin Harila came close to beating Nirmal Purja's record time for climbing all 14 eight-thousanders. Only two peaks were missing. However, since the Chinese authorities refused her permits for Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, her record hunt is over at this point.

Taiwan's Grace Tseng sets speed record on Manaslu

Taiwanese Grace Tseng reached the summit of Manaslu in just 4 hours on October 13th. This makes her the fastest woman to reach the summit of the eight-thousander without oxygen.

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