Shishapangma 2013 expedition

As the dew is dried up from the morning sun so are the sins of men dried up by the sight of the Himalayas.” – Skanda Purana
Well, finally I arrived home to Romania and my Shishapangma-8027m summit movie made it to fb.
On April 30th 2013 I made the First Romanian Ascent of Shisha Pangma (8027m) in the Tibet Himalayas, following a line resulted from a mix of Austrian (1980) and Ochoa (Spain, 2006) routes.
As in my previous ascents of Cho Oyu-8201m ( Second Romanian Ascent), Gasherbrum 1-8068m (First Romanian Ascent), Makalu-8463m ( First Romanian Ascent) and Manaslu-8156m (Second Romanian Ascent), I used no supplementary oxygen.
I reached the top on the 13th day after arriving in Advanced Base Camp at 5600m.
Not finding my way back due to snowstorm, I had to bivouac alone out in the open at around 7800m. Miraculously, I not only survived but got along with no frostbite or edema. It was a quite fast ascent for an 8000m summit given the fact I had no prior acclimatization.

Teamed up with Tunc Findik and Chhang Dawa.By far, my most commited climb to date…Soon, on my blog, the story of the climb.

Alex Gavan website

— with Alex Gavan.

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