Louis Rousseau and team on Annapurna Photo Adam Bielecki

In spring 2017, Adam Bielecki (Poland), Rick Allen (Scotland), Felix Berg (Germany) and Louis Rousseau (Canada) planned to climb a new route in alpine style up the north face of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain.

The expedition ended before it began as the Chinese government introduced a new regulation barring entry to Tibet to travelers with recent Pakistani visas.

They turned their attention to the 2,000-metre wall of Annapurna. “It was our new goal, but we needed a peak on which to acclimatize if we were to achieve our objective in true alpine style,” said Rousseau.

“So, we looked at the map for a 7,000-metre peak near our main goal, a gentle mountain where we can exercise our ice axes and crampons and multiply those precious red blood cells to prepare for high altitude climbing. Tilicho Peak (7,134 m) was to be our preparation for Annapurna. ”

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