Many expeditions are underway for the 2014 Himalayan season. Despite the tragedy on Everest, it seems other trips are moving along nicely. As Explorers Web has reported, a number of expeditions are making progress.
Chris Jensen Burke
Many people know about the Australian woman’s impressive record. In 2013, she became one of only a small handful of climbers, female or male, to reach the summit of four 8,000-metre peaks in a 12-month. She climbed Lhotse, G1, G2 and Manaslu. Born in Timaru, a town nestled in the shadow of the Southern Alps in New Zealand’s South Island, she is of Australian and New Zealand nationality.
Fifth NZ and 10th Australian woman to climb Mt Everest
Fourth Australian woman to complete ‘Seven Summits’ (Kozzie list)
First Australian woman to complete ‘Seven Summits’ (Carstensz list)
First NZ woman to complete ‘Seven Summits’ (Kozzie list)
First NZ woman to complete ‘Seven Summits’ (Carstensz list)
First Australian/NZ woman to climb Mt Lhotse (fouth highest peak)
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In 2014, Chris has plans to climb Makalu in April, and Broad Peak and K2 in June.
Chris Jensen Burke and her Sherpas conducted a puja ceremony last week at advanced base camp, then began their acclimatization climbs.
Ferran Latorre and Enrich Llonch have climbed to Camp one. Fred Roux and Mike Horn are waiting for a weather window for a summit bid. Chris Jensen Burke and her Sherpas conducted a puja ceremony on Wednesday at advanced base camp, then began their acclimatization climbs.
Northwest pillar on Talung
Three Italians, Daniele Bernasconi, Mario Panzeri and Giampaolo Corona are at the foot of the 7,349-metre Talung which is on the border between India and Nepal. In 2011, Panzeri spotted a line from Kanchenjunga and knew he would return. The route has nearly 500 metres of steep rock, topped with mixed snow and ice. The team is planning for an alpine-style ascent. The history of Talung dates back to 1964 when Franz Lidner climbed the southwest ridge. In 1991, Marko Prezejl climbed it from the west and in 2013, Marek holecek and Zdenek Hruby climbed the 2,000-metre north face in alpine-style.
Denis Urubko, Alex Txikon and Adam Bielecki are attempting the Northwest face to the North Col at 7,000 metres. Italians Marco Confortola, Marco Camandona, Franz Nicolini, François Cazzanelli and Emrik Favre reached 6,900 metres on the south side.
Romanian climbers Zsolt Torok and Cristian Tzecu are above Camp 2. Conditions on the mountain are reported to be extremely dangerous and a Sherpa averted a potentially-fatal fall.
Matt Moniz, Mike Moniz and Jim Walkley were climbing in blue bird skies last week.
Romanian Horia Colibasanu and Slovakian Peter Hamor have reached 6,800 metres on Shishapangma.
First Ascent information of the 8,000-metre peaks.
|EVEREST||29.05.1953||British||Edmund Hillary (NZ), Tenzing Norgay (Ind)|
|K2||31.07.1954||Italian||Achille Compagnoni, Lino Lacedelli|
|KANGCHENJUNGA||25.05.1955||British||George Band, Joe Brown|
|LHOTSE||18.05.1956||Swiss||Fritz Luchsinger, Ernst Reiss|
|MAKALU||15.05.1955||French||Jean Couzy, Lionel Terray|
|CHO OYU||19.10.1954||Austrian||Josef Jöchler, Herbert Tichy, Pasang Dawa Lama (Nep/Sh)|
|DHAULAGIRI I||13.05.1960||Swiss||Kurt Diemberger (A), Peter Diener (Ger), Ernst Forrer, Albin Schelbert, Nawang Dorje (Nep/Sh), Nima Dorje (Nep/Sh)|
|MANASLU||09.05.1956||Japanese||Toshio Imanishi, Gyalzen Norbu (Ind/Sh)|
|NANGA PARBAT||03.07.1953||Austro-German||Hermann Buhl (A)|
||03.06.1950||French||Maurice Herzog, Louis Lachenal|
|GASHERBRUM I||05.07.1958||American||Andrew J. Kauffman, Peter K. Schoening|
|BROAD PEAK||09.06.1957||Austrian||Hermann Buhl, Kurt Diemberger, Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller|
|GASHERBRUM II||07.07.1956||Austrian||Josef Larch, Fritz Moravec, Johann Willenpart|
|SHISHA PANGMA||02.05.1964||Chinese||Hsu Ching, Chang Chun-yen, Wang Fu-zhou, Chen San, Cheng Tien-liang, Wu Tsung-yue, Sodnam Doji, Migmar Trashi, Doji, Yonten|
Source: Explorers Web, Planet Mountain, 8000ers.com