Shishapangma from Base Camp
"Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, from
the Lorpen-Diario de Navarra expedition, has begun today 17th his first
attempt on his way to summit alone Shisha Pangma Main(8.027 meters). After 15
days of heavy winds and snow, the predictions talk about more or less good
weather for 18th and 19th, so Iñaki has climbed today until 5.900 meters,
where he has a little tent and other material. His intentions are depart
tomorrow 18th until 6.800 meters and made a biv in the tent. If he feels well
(in the past days he has suffered the flu) he maybe can will continue to the
summit. If not, he will wait to Saturday 19th to the final push. The
predictions talk about no too much wind but yes about middle level of risk of
snow falls on the north ridge of Shisha.
Iñaki Ochoa has climbed nine
8.000+ meters (Cho Oyu three times, GI, GII, Lhotse, Everest, Nanga Parbat,
Broad Peak, Makalu and K2) and, in 1995, the central summit of Shishapangma
Very bad weather at the moment.
Inaki is in the advanced base camp (5.650).
Inaki Ochoa de Olza, is
attempting a "true solo" of
Shishapangma. A "true solo" being defined as summiting the
mountain on a route where no other climbers are climbing and you have no help
from others (which would be assumed). Our records show only 2 "true solos" of
8000 meter peaks using this definition; Messner on Everest and
Lafaille on Shishapangma
Others have climbed solo, but used Sherpas to set camps, or other help.
Inaki Ochoa de Olza, from the
Lorpen-Diario de Navarra expedition, has depart today from Pamplona to
Kathmandu. Ochoa de Olza, 37 years old and who has summited 9 8000+ (Cho Oyu
three times, GI, GII, Lhotse, Everest, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, Makalu and
K2) will attempt Shishapangma Main in March, alone and in internal time and
conditions, by the north side. Inaki reached the central summit of Shisha
Pangma in 1995. His climbing permit ends at the end of March. After this, he
will go to Dhaulagiri with Italians Nives Meroi, Romano Benet and Luca Vuerich
and then to Annapurna with these same climbers along with American Ed
Viesturs and Finnish Veikka Gustafsson. Peter Guggemos will also be in the
Dhaulagiri and Annapurna groups.
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