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sherpagirlCleo Weidlich - First American Woman on top of GI  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010


Strenuous ascent in extreme weather conditions. Left C3 at 10pm in heavy snow and extreme cold. Weavering in and out of the normal route in total white out. Got lost a few times but made it to the summit in a grueling 14hrs push in deep snow. Got avalanched near the saddle but was spared by sheer miracle. Awesome view of China and Pakistani ranges.
Posted Mar 18, 2011 3:53 pm

Don BowieThird time's a charm...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2010

Don Bowie

After 2 attempts this summer, Alexey Bolotov and I reached the summit via Japanese Couloir/West Ridge variant, along with Marty Schmidt, Libor Uher and Radek Jaros. Climbed in one push from Camp 2 (6400m)- no ropes, O2, carrying one tent, etc... Nice climbing on surprisingly steep terrain, very deep snow w/ dangerous snow conditions near summit. Third Canuck ascent.
Posted Aug 13, 2010 9:30 am

AlexGAVANRomanian First Ascent of G1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007


The first Romanian ascent of G1 and also the first alpine style ascent of an eight thousander by a Romanian. Alex Gavan summited at around 4,30 pm after 14 hours continuous ascent from Camp 3 at 7000m.(No supplementary oxygen used, no sherpa support). On summit day we've made a variant of the Japanese Culoir route climbing a rocky ridge on the left, due to the increased avalanche danger. Our team consisted in 4 climbers, all reaching the summit, in this order, within 30 minutes between the first and the last: Pawel Mihalski (Polonia, he also climbed Cho Oyu), Mehdi Efetihmar (Iran, first Iranian ascent of Gasherbrum 1; he also climbed Dhaulagiri), Jordi Jill (Spania), Alex Gavan (Romania). The official expedition page, dispatches, photos and the summit video can be foud at http://gasherbrum.cloudclimbing.ro/
Posted Aug 29, 2007 8:09 am

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