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  Inaki Ochoa de Olza ShishaPangma Autumn 2005 Update


Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, from the Lorpen-Diario de Navarra expedition, arrived yesterday 14th at the Shisha Pangma Base Camp in the south face of the mountain. Ochoa de Olza and his partner, the asturian Jorge Egocheaga, are now at 5.300 meters and will aclimatize in near mountains until go to the british route on the southwest face. Now is snowing in the base camp

Earlier Update: Inaki Ochoa de Olza, from the Lorpen-Diario de Navarra expedition, has departed today from Pamplona to Kathmandu to climb the British route on the south face of Shisha Pangma (8.027 meters). Ochoa de Olza, with nine 8.000 + summits, will make the attempt with the asturian climber Jorge Egocheaga (Everest, Cho Oyu, GI and Nanga Parbat). They plan to install 14th of September the Base Camp at 5.300 meters. After that, they’ll put an advanced base camp at 5.600 meters (the beginning of the wall) and climb until 7.000 meters and then to the summit without fixing ropes or put tents, in alpine style. This is the second attempt this year for Iñaki on Shisha Pangma. In March, alone in the normal route, he suffered and avalanche and decided to stop.

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