The "Other" Himalaya Climbs

When people think of climbing in the Himalaya, almost everyone thinks of Mt. Everest. But the post-monsoon period of Fall is difficult on Everest with higher winds, more snow plus ever-shorter and colder days so many commercial companies turn to the slightly lower and logistically easier Cho Oyu, Manaslu and Shishapangma as their primary Fall 8000m expeditions.

Andrew Lock Gets His 14th 8000m

Australian, Andrew Lock, along with his climbing partner Neil Ward, reported today they have topped out on the true summit of the world’s 14th highest mountain, Shishapangma in Tibet. This now puts Andrew in the exclusive club of only 15 climbers to have climbed the 14th highest mountains – all above 8,000 meters. He did all 14 without supplemental oxygen. He started in 1991 with Everest his first 8000m attempt.