Summary 2009 - Part 5 - TOP FIVE
Friday, 01 January 2010 13:44


New Year, new tables! There is a big difference between the five highest 8000ers and the nine lower 8000ers. On the Finnmaps Nr. 5, Makalu is 8485 m and Nr. 6, Cho Oyu, 8188 m. So the difference is 297 metres! The "Top 5" or the "Five Higher Giants" all were first ascended with bottled oxygen, with the exceptions of Manaslu and Gasherbrum I the lower ones not. So the statistics of the "TOP 5" is very interesting. In 2009 eight climbers finished them, this is a new record, and also the first three lady climbers finished. So Miss Oh was the first woman to achieve this remarkable feat. Here you can find all the 43 climbers! The three lady climbers used bottled oxygen, Edurne Pasaban on Everest and Kangchenjunga, Oh Eun-Sun on Everest and K2 and the late Go Mi-Sun on all five "Higher Giants", but she did it in unbelievable two years and two days only. From the 43 successful climbers only 15 did it without additional oxygen, you can download the list here!