Wednesday, November 05, 2008

First Peak Ascent, Kang Nachugo (6,735 meters), Rolwaling Himal, Nepal

David Gottlieb and I have had great success on making the first ascent of Kang Nachugo (6,735 meters) in the Rolwaling Himal of Nepal. We made the ascent over 5 days, summitting on October 17. Please visit Climb Nepal blog for a full account:
The climb was considered as one of 57 "Ascensions de l'AnnĂ©e" or "Ascents of the Year", by the Les Piolets d'Or 2009.

An overview of our routes on Kang Nachugo:

Walking the tightrope between Nepal and Tibet on the West Ridge of Kang Nagchugo:

David climbing snow flutings on the ascent to the ridge crest:

David Gottlieb on the summit of Kang Nachugo:

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

32 Towers in the Desert Southwest

This spring I was able to make a really fun desert Southwest tour. I visited Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. During the trip I climbed 32 desert towers and a half dozen other routes. Check out the full trip report on the SuperTopo website: