While most of the attending is directed towards 8000-meter peaks inwards the Himalaya during the boundary in addition to autumn climbing seasons, in that place are e’er enough of interesting projects taking identify on other mountains throughout the share too. Case inwards point; 3 climbers bring completed a novel road on Nuptse’s South Face, climbing a 7742-meter (25,400 ft) big wall to accomplish the summit of Nuptse II.
Stefan Nestler has all the details on his jeopardy sports blog, but inwards a nutshell French climbers Helias Millerioux, Frederic Degoulet in addition to Benjamin Guigonnet – who telephone phone themselves the “mustache gang,” spent 6 days on the wall earlier topping out final Friday. Their ascension of the South Face of the mount is i of only a handful to ever hold upward completed, amongst the initiatory of all taking identify dorsum inwards 1961 in addition to existence led past times none other than Sir Chris Bonington himself.
News of the successful summit was announced on Facebook, where details of the climb were revealed. In that post, nosotros learned that the technical challenges of the climb, mixed amongst the high altitude, had the squad moving at a measuring of only fifty meters per hour. At the time, the trio were nonetheless on the mountain, but had planned to descend dorsum to i of their lower camps for the night, earlier starting fourth dimension the 2 solar daytime descent off the mountain. That should bring lay them inwards Base Camp yesterday, where they are likely straight off packing upward in addition to preparing to caput home.
Meanwhile, i of the other major stories nonetheless unfolding inwards the Himalaya this autumn is the supply of legendary climber Hans Kammerlander to Manaslu. The sixty twelvemonth former mountaineer hasn’t been on that mount since 1991 when he tragically lost 2 of his best friends there. But, a cinema crew is accompany him to the mount every bit they utilisation a documentary virtually his life. Kammerlander also hopes to summit the mount in addition to descend past times skies.
The Himalayan Times has a all the details on this story, including Kammerlander’s poor history amongst this mountain. From the sounds of things, the squad is nonetheless inwards Kathmandu, but volition hold upward making their means out to Manaslu inwards the side past times side few days. From there, it volition hold upward a few weeks of acclimatization in addition to preparation, along amongst filming, earlier they launch a late-season summit bid. This volition no uncertainty hold upward or then other interesting floor to follow throughout November.
And of course, nosotros should run into the launch of a summit bid on Lhotse inside the side past times side few days, weather condition permitting. In other words, the flavor may hold upward winding down, but it isn’t quite over only yet.