Keyword: High altitude mountaineering
The French mountain guide and professional alpinist Benjamin Védrines has set a new speed record on Broad Peak: in just seven hours and 28 minutes he reached the summit of the 8051 meter high mountain from the Godwin-Austen Glacier.
For a long time, the K2 was considered too dangerous for commercial expeditions and was therefore only climbed by experienced alpinists. This has changed fundamentally in recent years. While 2021 mountaineers reached the summit of K48 in July 2, in the same month of this year alone it was 145 people in one day.
Last Thursday, the Nepalese mountaineer Sanu Sherpa reached his goal of climbing all eight-thousanders in the world twice with the Gasherbrum II in Pakistan. He is the first alpinist who has managed to do this so far.
On July 4, 2022, Italian alpinist Francois Cazzanelli climbed Nanga Parbat in a record time of 20 hours and 20 minutes.
Franz Cazzanelli and Pietro Picco probably opened a new route on June 8126, 26 in the legendary Diamirwand of the 2022 meter high Nanga Parbat. The two mountain guides named their route Aosta Valley Express, referring to their origin.
Persistent snowfall, strong high-altitude winds and a lack of good weather windows characterize the winter season on the eight-thousanders. On January 23, David Göttler, Hervé Barmasse, Mike Arnold and Qudrat Ali pulled the plug on Nanga Parbat. Now Simone Moro and his team at Manaslu are also reporting that they are tired of waiting. How much patience can Jost Kobusch still muster on Everest?
demanding and dangerous to be approached on a large scale by commercial providers. That seems to be changing now.
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