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Kangchenjunga Skyline Attempt and Everest News

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger are attempting to traverse the Kangchenjunga Skyline without bottled oxygen or fixed ropes.

The big traverse includes reaching the summits of Yalung Kang (8,505m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Kangchenjunga Central (8,482m) and Kangchenjunga South (8,476m) with most climbing above 8,000 metres.

If completed, this will surely be one of the biggest achievements in the Himalayas this year. For more info see here.

On Mount Everest, there have been a number of fatalities, but the numbers are vague as some presumed dead have arrived back to camp.

In the below video, Ang Tshering Lama helps rescue a climber assumed dead at 8,600 metres on Everest. He and other Sherpas had just reached the top of Everest unsupported. They found a pulse, so they dragged him down to the south col at 8,000m. This is one of two rescues they made on their way down.

From the north, 55-year-old Ralf Dujmovits is attempting to climb Everest without bottled oxygen. He has reached the top of all other 8,000-metre peaks without bottled oxygen. He hopes to summit this weekend.

Also from the north, Cory Richards and Adrian Ballinger aim to reach the summit without bottled oxygen, a feat Richards accomplished in 2016.

Also from the north and attempting to summit without bottled oxygen are Ferran Latoree (going for last 8,000-er), Yannick Graziani and Elisabeth Revol (who reached the summit of Lhotse this year) and Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki (attempting to make the first solo of the Hornbein Route up the West Ridge and into the Hornbein Couloir.