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 Annapurna 2007:  Annapurna some coming up, some going up  ...


Inaki Ochoa de Olza, from the Lorpen-Diario de Navarra expedition, turned down tuesday at 6.600 meters on the german route of the north face of Annapurna. Iñaki arrived from Camp II (5.800 meters) at Camp III (6.300 meters) at nine in the morning, and fixed the last part of the serac, that finishes at 6.600 meters, with the ecuadorian Iván Vallejo. The poor conditions of the route in the serac and the lots of snow after 6.600 decided Iñaki to turned down with Horia Colibassanu, Asier Eizaguirre and Edurne Pasaban.

Vallejo, Bogomolov, Lock and González spent the nigth in Camp III waiting for a summit bid and today reached Camp IV. “It’s very very dangerous and we haven’t got enough material for the final part”, said Iñaki on Base Camp. Now Iñaki is waiting and thinking about doing another fast push in a few days or turn home.

Earlier: Note this is yesterday report we are posting today: Inaki will go tomorrow from Camp 2 to Camp 4 to reach Edurne, Iván and Andrew and open trail on wednesday.

Earlier: Inaki Ochoa de Olza, from the Lorpen-Diario de Navarra expedition, has arrived to Annapurna Base Camp in the north face with the Romanian Horia Colibassanu. After some days resting of the climbing of Dhaulagiri on Marpha villave, Ochoa de Olza will try his second mountain of the year. He doesn't know what route they will follow. he is in a good form, but with some back problems

Earlier Update 4/26/2007: Inaki Ochoa de Olza, from the Lorpen-Diario de Navarra expedition, reached today the summit of Dhaulagiri (8.172 meters) at 15:00 local time, after a 24 hour ascent. This is the 12th 8.000+ meters for the 39 years old navarrese climber (Annapurna and Kangchenjunga are the two who rest to climb). Iñaki and his partner, the asturian Jorge Egocheaga (who has summited with this his eight 8.000+ meters) maked the traverse below the foresummit and the summit. They have reached the top only 18 days after arrive to Base Camp. Now, Iñaki plans to go to Annapurna (8.091 meters)

Earlier: Inaki Ochoa de Olza, from the Lorpen-Diario de Navarra expedition, aborted last sunday his first attempt on Dhaulagiri due a snow and wind storm. Iñaki, Jorge Egocheaga, Joby Ogwyn and Horia Colibassanu were in Camp 2 at 6.700 meters and passed all the Saturday night in the middle of a storm. On Sunday, they climbed until 7.000 meters but the conditions are so poor, that they climbed down to base camp waiting for better weather

Earlier: Inaki Ochoa de Olza, from the Lorpen-Diario de Navarra  expedition, climbed last sunday until 7.100 meters in the northwest ridge of Dhaulagiri, only 8 days after his arrival to the Base Camp. Ochoa and his partner Jorge Egochegaga fixed 400 meters of rope in the most exposed part of the climb. They had passed two days at  6.650 meters (camp II) and now think they had finished the job and wait to good conditions to try the summit.

Earlier: Iñaki Ochoa de Olza arrives at Dhaulagiri Base Camp

Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, from the Lorpen-Diario de Navarra expedition, arrived saturday 7th of april to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, located at 4.700 meters in the northwest ridge. Monday 9th, Ochoa de Olza and his partners (Jorge Egocheaga, Ignacio Barrio and Oscar Fernandez, among others) climbed until Camp I (5.900 meters) and install the tents. The weather is dry at the moment and the mountain seems to be in good conditions.

 

 
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