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Terrible news from Himalaya:

At least nine climbers five Koreans and four Nepalese were killed when a huge landslide (or snowstorm?) destroyed the base camp of Mount Gurja (7. 193 mt), near of the south face of Mt Dhaulagiri.
Among them the Korean climber that summited 14th 8000rs without oxygen, Kim Chang-ho.
Other deceased Koreans are Lee Jaehun, Rim Il-jin, Yoo Youngjik, and Jeong Joon-mo.
Deceased Nepali climbers are Chhiring Bhote and Lakpa Sangbu Bhote , Natra Bahadur Chantel and Phurbu Bhote.

(via Himalayan Times / ph courtesy Damien Gildea, South Face mt Gurja, 2013)
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Daniele Nardi will return this Winter on Nanga Parbat, trying one more time to achieve his dream : a route on difficult Mummery Rib, never climbed and very dangerous.

Nardi first tried to open a route on Mummery Rib in 2013 with Elisabeth Revol, reaching 6450mt,then in 2014,2015 (after unsuccessful bid he then joined Alex Txikon and Ali Sadpara on Kinshofer route, reaching 7800mt).

He will be with the English climber Tom Ballard.

The young, strong climber had teamed with Nardi in 2017; the duo tried to open a route up the virgin Linksar East Face, but bad weather forced a retreat from 6000mt.
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"Astronaut photograph ISS008-E-13304 was taken from the International Space Station using a Kodak DCS760 digital camera and a 800-mm lens on January 28, 2004. Image provided by the Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center"

summits of Makalu, left (8,462 meters), Everest right (8,848 meters; 29,035 feet), Lhotse (8,516 meters)
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