Mt. Shishapangma Photographs

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Climbing to the High Camps

Shishapangma is the 14th highest peak in the world at 26,335 feet or 8,027 meters. It is located in southern Tibet and uniquely stands somewhat alone from the main Himalayan range.

The expedition met in Kathmandu, flew to Lhasa and then drove over the Tibetan Steps to our base camp. The six week expedition was my fifth climb on an 8000m mountain.

The expediton reached a little over 7000m before bad weather stopped us. Only two people from another expedition made the false summit in 2007.

The climb is not very technical or difficult expect for the extreme altitude. There are 3 camps on the climb after the base camp, Advanced base camp adn an Intrium Camp.