I caught up with German Alpinist Jost Kobusch, who now lives in Chamonix, France to discuss his upcoming 2021/22 winter, no O’s, solo attempt of Everest’s West Ridge. This exact style and the route had never been attempted.
In 2019, Jost tagged his high point at 7,329-meters/23,750-feet. He said before starting the expedition, he would be pleased to tag 8,000-meters so he got close. This time he is again targeting 8,000-meters and I hope he reaches the summit.
We cover a range of topics from how he got into climbing, what he learned from his 2019 attempt, what he’s doing differently this time, his style of solo, no O’s, and more. I think you’ll enjoy meeting this 29-year-old climber.
Memories are Everything
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