Russian Denis Urubko has reached the summit of Kangchenjunga 8,586 m, climbing a minor variation on the lower face to access the North Ridge.
Adam Bielecki, Artem Braun and Dimtry Sinev, Alex Txikon and Urubko had set out for a new route on the northwest face, but conditions forced them onto the 1979 North Ridge and they did a minor variation.
Meanwhile, 75-year-old Carlos Soria from Spain, was becoming the oldest climber to reach the summit via the Normal Route.
He is the oldest climber to have reached the summits of K2 at 65, Broad Peak at 68, Makalu at 69, Gasherbrum I at 70, Manaslu at 71, and Lhotse at 72.
article continues after advertisement
For more info on on Kangchenjunga, visit Planet Mountain here.