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Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:00 pm

Hans Kammerlander has become the first person to climb the Second Seven Summits on each continent as per Planet Mountain. These are more difficult than the seven highest. He finished on Mt Tyree
http://www.planetmountain.com/english/N ... eyid=38988
http://www.kammerlander.com
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby DukeJH » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:17 pm

Now that's an accomplishment!
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby Noondueler » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:42 am

DukeJH wrote:Now that's an accomplishment!

Kammerlander did 7 8,000ers alpine style with Messner in the 80's. One of the great mountaineers
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby Baarb » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:04 pm

Sad about what happened on Manaslu. Surprised the altitude typo on the first line of the Planet Mountain article is still there.
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby Mathias Zehring » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:13 pm

So "skyrunner" Christian Stangl (who joined Kamerlander) has now also climbed an important mountain (his aim are the "third seven summits")
together with a reliable witness.
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby Cy Kaicener » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:31 pm

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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby ExcitableBoy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:13 pm

In one of Greg Child's books he joked about trying to be the first person to climb the second highest summits, as at that point he had climbed a couple of the more difficult ones including K2
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby johngenx » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:48 am

Strong work.
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby macintosh » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:51 am

I wait for the first on the 3rd Seven Summits. And then on the 4th. Et caetera. Amen :mrgreen:
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby TimB » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:30 pm

Good to see Kammerlander still getting after it.
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby Mountain Bandit » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:04 am

Big call on Trikora, instead of Mandala. Not sure where he got his info from.............

Thats the best thing about these "____" seven summits lists, it takes people to places rarely heard of let alone visited.

Mountains in Papua are epic - their remoteness including transport logistics make half the challenge. The beauty of that part of the world is another thing..........
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby aran » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:27 am

Great story, thanks for sharing! Sounds like an interesting cat!
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby Damien Gildea » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:02 pm

I'm just back from Antarctica, guiding a ski trip to the Pole, not climbing this time. I briefly caught up with Chris Stangl, with whom I attempted Tyree in 2008.

Hans only went to the west summit of Logan, not the main summit, so he has to go back to claim the 2nd7. Chris still needs K2.

Chris is already going for the 3rd7, as he has already climbed Kanchengjunga (2011) and Mount Shinn (2008) - with photos ;-)

There are some other issues with the peaks on the 2nd7 list, so the game is not over yet. Lots of secrecy and sneaking around been going on!

As for that PlanetMountain article, yes, there is now an argument for Mandala over Trikora, and no, Hans did not invent the concept of the Second Seven Summits.
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Re: Hans Kammerlander first to climb 2nd Seven Summits

Postby kamil » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:27 pm

I've heard the idea might've been first mentioned by Piotr Pustelnik but I'm not sure.
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