Born on this day

1937 Arne Naess jr., Norwegian climber, who ascended Everest in 1985 and finished the Carstensz-version of the Seven Summits in 1994. He died in 2004 in a climbing accident in South Africa, aged 66. He was the nephew of the pioneer and philosopher Arne Naess sr., who led the expedition, which achieved the first ascent of Tirich Mir (7708 m) in 1950.

K2: Christian Stangl's Confession
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 08:45

Christian Stangl told the Austrian press today, that he was not on top of K2. He "only imagined the summit", he said in a press conference.

Report (in German)

It is very hard to believe his explanation. Mentioned besides, Christian Stangl read a book named "Vater (= Father) Morgana" at the time, before he "imagined" to be on top of K2!

Report (in German)

K2 ascent: Official Statement from Christian Stangl
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 14:44

"Since I have got several blackmails und threats from some people of the Climbers community I hereby state, that I am not willing to discuss and much less defend summiting K2.

Furthermore, for me it is of no importance to be on any of the ?summiters? lists. Just want to remind that webplatforms are not considered being in court. If climbing 8000+peaks (and only there) includes experiencing all the bad rumours and threats I had to endure since summiting K2 I don't want to be a member of this "climbing community" any more. I know very well who started spreading the rumors/story - I just refer to the book of Michael Kodas "High Crime".

I am not climbing for anybody else but me!

Best regards,

Christian Stangl"

Comment from the Editor:

Christian Stangl attempts to be the first on a new climbing list, the so called "Second Seven Summits", which includes K2, so he should like to clear all the doubts for himself as well. Let's hope, that he changes his mind.

KAF doubts Miss Oh's Kangchenjunga Ascent
Friday, 27 August 2010 11:18

The question about who is the first lady climber, who ascended all 14 Main-8000ers is still not answered completely! Even the Korean Alpine Federation (KAF) is doubting the Kangchenjunga ascent of Oh Eun-Sun as well now. Now it needs to wait, until Miss Hawley has spoken with the third Sherpa climber, who was on Kangchenjunga with Miss Oh in spring 2009, Pema Tshering. It's a pity, but one of the two other Sherpa climbers, must have lied, either Dawa Wangchuk, who said, they were on top, or Nurbu, who said, they were only near the Rappel area, which is quite far from the top.


All 14 - table

Mingma summited 8000er Nr. 13
Monday, 16 August 2010 12:21

On August 5th, Mingma Sherpa summited Gasherbrum I with the Korean expedition. It was his 13th Main-8000er, he only needs Kangchenjunga to be the first Nepali, who climbed all the 14. He also is the first Nepali, who climbed all five Pakistani 8000ers! Also his brother Chhang Dawa summited, it was his seventh Main 8000er already. The tables are updated, please find them in the download section!


Also the Brazilian born American lady climber Cleo Weidlich summited the same day!


Christian Stangl on Top of K2?
Friday, 13 August 2010 17:14

Yesterday Austrian speed climber Christian Stangl claimed the summit of K2.

report (in German)

There are massive doubts about this ascent, which are reported in detail  here and here!

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