Friday, May 11

Day 18 - 11 May - Shishapangma true summit reached - Juanito Oiarzabal & Carlos Pauner

It has been reported ( that Juanito Oiarzabal (Basque) accompanied by Carlos Pauner, Juanjo Garra and Argentine Ariel Petinetti, summited the true summit of Shishapangma this morning.

When should get local confirm tomorrow when they return to ABC
So yes it is possible!

Shishapangma is often talked about as one of the easiest 8,000m peaks. But when investigated, the true summit is quite projected. Not only its unpredictable weather patterns, high winds but also a knife edge ridge if approached from the North ridge. These guys followed a similar route used by Inaki Ochoa back in 2006.

Juanito, is though a pretty amazing guy. He is on his second round of climbing all of the fourteen 8,000m peaks. He has three more to go.
Including all repeats he has stood on an 8,000m summit 27 times

Carlos has now reached the summits of 13 of the 14 highest mountains of the world.

Luke’s team were also monitoring climbers attempting the (slightly lower) central summit. No confirmations have of yet been received.

Juanito Oiarzabal

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