In Nov. 2015, David Lama and Conrad Anker climbed to a new highpoint on the headwall of Lunag Ri, a 6,907-metre peak on the border of Nepal and Tibet.
The Austrian-American team gave everything to be the first to reach the virgin summit. In the end, due to freezing temperatures and strong wind the only reasonable option was to retreat.
“Had we reached the summit, our climb would have been perfect,” summarized David Lama, who visited his father’s home village during the expedition.
“In turn, we still have our fingers. On the way down, we warmed them in our pockets. They will surely be useful on our next attempt, which we have set our sights on for next year.”