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One of Highest Unclimbed Peaks Just Climbed

Yermanendu Kangri in the Himalaya just got a first ascent by Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer

Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer have made the first ascent of Yermanendu Kangri, a 7,163-metre peak next to Masherbrum in the Himalaya. The two sent a summit text to Discover Karakoram Treks & Tours, their outfitter, notifying them of their success.

Yermanendu Kangri was one of the highest unclimbed mountains on earth. Messner and Sieberer nearly abandoned their plans after waiting for three months to get their visas, but everything has come together for a summer expedition.

They arrived at base camp two weeks ago and left for their objective at the end of last week. No other details, such as the route they followed or the difficulties are yet known.

Messner, the son of famed climber Reinhold Messner, and Sieberer have been establishing new routes together over the past few years. In 2019, they climbed a steep new ice route in the Dolomites. Also in 2019, Messner made the first ascent, solo, of another unclimbed Himalayan peak. Watch a short film featuring Messner below.

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