Erhard Loretan died in the Alps
Friday, 29 April 2011 08:48

The third climber, who ascended all the 14 8000ers, Swiss mountaineer Erhard Loretan, died yesterday, on his 52nd birthday by a fatal fall in the Alps!

Our condolences go to his family and friends!

Report (in German)

Top News: Abele Blanc finished the 14 today
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 18:24

Today Abele Blanc finally succeeded on Annapurna I and finished the 14 8000ers.


The tables are updated here and here.

Ueli Steck on Top of Shisha Pangma
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 09:17

Swiss climber Ueli Steck summited Shisha Pangma on Sunday across the SW Face route! He started on Saturday night at 10h30 pm and stood on top alone on Sunday morning. Don Bowie had to give up and so Ueli climbed to the top alone. Now the two are going to Cho Oyu!

Report (in German)

First Pakistani 8000er Climbed in Winter
Thursday, 03 February 2011 17:01

Yesterday Denis Urubko, Simone Moro and Corey Richards summited Gasherbrum II, the first 8000er in Pakistan in winter. The table with all winter ascents so far is updated here.

Simone Moro climbed seven different 8000ers (plus three Everest repetitions) so far, three of them in winter.

This was also Denis Urubko's 19th 8000er ascent.

Joe Puryear Lost in Tibet!
Thursday, 28 October 2010 11:12

It's been reported, that Joseph (Joe) Puryear, the great American climber (born on August 17th, 1973), who's passion was to search for first ascent possibilities, died on Lapche Kang I (aka Labuche Kang or Labgye Kung, 7367 m) in Tibet! 

More details!

Expedition website

Heartfelt condolences go to his family and friends!

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