MEMBERS OF THE HUNGARIAN DHAULAGIRI EXPEDITION (2006.)
The organizer-leader of the expedition. He started climbing
in 1972 mainly in the Tatras, The Alps and in the Caucasus. Later he led two
Trans-Greenland Expedition .He organized and led the 2003 Hungarian
Gasherbrum I-Ii Expedition where 9 climbers summated out of the 12 members
including 3 women, whom were the first Hungarian females to step on an
The technical leader of the expedition. He is the first
Hungarian „Snow Leopard” (leader of many previous expeditions) and the first
and only Hungarian summiter of Everest (2002). He also stan on the top of
Gasherbrum II (2003) and climbed a new route to Gasherbrum I, but turned
back 100 meters from the summit (2003).
The technical leader of the successful Mount Everest (2001.)
and K2 (2005.) expeditions, summited Broad Peak (2000) and Gasherbrum II
(2003). He is a mountain climbing instructor.
After climbing in the Tatras, The Alps and the Caucasus, she
was member of the Explorers Broad Peak expedition, and reached 7800 m with
the Mount Everest expedition in 2001. Summiter of the Gasherbrum in 2003,
she was the first Hungarian women above 8000 m (alongside Júlia Nedeczky and
Szabolcs is not only one of the most successful climbers of
Hungary, but also well-known of his amazing photos. He climbed hard routes
in The Alps and he was summiter of the Cho Oyu in 1990. He has lost one of
his feet in a train accident.
He is among the best Hungarian rockclimbers, already climbed
200 extreme alpine routes since 1978. His performance in the Mascara was the
„Climb of the year 2001” in France.
THE HUNGARIAN DHAULAGIRI EXPEDITION 2006.
13th April: 5 out of the 6-man-team left Budapest, to join
Zsolt Erőss in Kathmandu who had already done some preparations for the
expedition. They want to get to the top of Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest
mountain on the world. This journey is the seventh step of the ’Hungarians
on the world’s 8000ers’ project, with the aim, to get Hungarian climbers to
the summit of the Earth’s 14 highest peaks.
15th April: The team is already in Kathmandu, but because of
the political situation, they can not travel further. The roads are closed,
the situation is near revolutionary. The temperature is comfortable, perfect
for doing the remaining administration and collect information of other
16th April: The situation is worse and worse… The King is
not able to find compromise with the leaders of the local parties and
thousands of people came out to the streets to demonstrate against the king.
The Nepalese Army can handle the situation, but our opportunity to get to
Pokhara is collapsing. The team should travel by helicopter but this is the
last possibility because of the lack of founds.
17th April: The king has hung up the functioning of the
parties. The maoists appeared, making the demonstrations more aggressive.
There are fights between the army and the demonstrating people, even some
death are pulished too! Despite all things, probably the team can leave
Kathmandu when the road blockings finish.
18th April: It seems the blockade will finish nearly,
because the people suffering starvation, and then the Hungarian expedition
can leave the capital. A local sherpa, our cook will accompany them.
20th April: The members of the Dhaulagiri expedition had
recieved a SMS from Dávid Klein, who is currently in Mount Everest Base Camp
with Joby Ogwyn (his goal is to became the first Hungarian who climbs the
Mount Everest without oxygen bottle), but there are
some bad news: they had to turn back because of the extreme weather
23rd April: The team has left Kathmandu by plane and will
travel forward by jeeps from Pokhara towards Beni. This means the journey
will become more epensive as it was planned before. A sherpa leader told
them, he would help them getting to the Base Camp all the way, so it seems
to be solved.
25th April: The expeditors flown to Pokhara with the
sherpas, but do not want to rest a lot, because they want to benefit from
the quite peaceful days and leave the city as fast as they can. From Beni
they would like to reach the base camp within 6-7 days, so they have to
More news will follow!
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