Showing posts with label Mountaineering. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mountaineering. Show all posts

Friday, February 16, 2018

Toni Kinshofer, German mountaineer

Born on this day, 1934.02.16; Toni Kinshofer, German mountaineer, who ascended Nanga Parbat in 1962.

In 1961, on an expedition led by Toni Hiebeler, he undertook the first winter ascent of the Eiger North Face with Walter Almberger and Anderl Mannhardt. At 27, Kinshofer was the senior climber of the team (Mannhardt the youngest at 21). Kinshofer did most of the leading throughout during their epic, six-day (March 6–12) climb. On June 23, 1962, Kinshofer was one of three climbers on the German team to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat in Pakistan, (via the very steep Diamir Face) for its second ascent, with Sigi Loew and Anderl Mannhardt. They had to bivy above 8,000 m on the way down. His climbing partner Loew fell to his death, and Mannhardt and Kinshofer had to have toes and/or feet amputated. The route is named the Kinshofer route and is still a major undertaking. Kinshofer died in a fall in the climbing area of Battert near Baden-Baden in the Black Forest in 1964, aged 30

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

List of Trekking Peaks B Group

Mera Peak (6,654m/21,825ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Kusum Kangru (6,367m/20,883ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Kwangde Ri (6,011m/19,716ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Imja-Tse (Island Peak) (6,160m/20,205ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Khongm-tse (Mehra Peak) (5,849m/19,185ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Lobuje East (6,119m/20,070ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Pokhalde (5,806m/19,044ft) Khumbu Himal, Everest Area
Paldor (5,896m/19,339ft) Ganesh Himal, Central Nepal
Ramdung Go (5,925m/19,434ft) Rolwaling Himal, East Nepal
Pharchamo (6,187m/20,293ft) Rolwaling Himal, East Nepal
Naya Kanga (Ganjala Chuli) (5,844m/19,168ft) Langtang National Park
Pisang (6,091m/19,978ft) Manang Himal, Manang
Chulu East (6,584m/21,596ft) Manang Himal, Manang
Chulu West (6,419m/21,054ft) Manang Himal, Manang
Hiuchuli (6,441m/21,126ft) Annapurna Himal, Pokhara
Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak) (6,501m/21,323ft) Annapurna Himal, Pokhara
Mardi Himal (5,587m/18,325ft)  Annapurna Himal, Pokhara
Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) (5,663m/18,575ft) Annapurna Himal, Pokhara

*Royalty for 1-4 members US$ 350
*Royalty for additional 4 members US$ 350+ US $ 40
*Royalty for additional 4 members US$ 350 +US$ 25
*12 members will be in one team
*US$ 250 for garbage deposit

List of Trekking Peaks "A Group"

Mt. Bokta (6143 m/20,149ft) Kanchenjunga, East Nepal
Mt. Cholatse (6440 m/21,123ft) Khumbu, Everest Area
Mt. Chhukung Ri (5550 m/18,204ft) Khumbu, Everest Area
Mt. Lobuje West (6145 m/20,156ft) Khumbu, Everest Area
Mt. Machermo (6273 m/20,575ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. Kyazo Ri (6186 m/20,290ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. Phari Lapcha  (6017 m/19,736ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. Nirekha (6159 m/20,201ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. Ombigaichen (6340 m/20,795ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. ABI (6097 m/19,998ft) Mahalangur, Everest Area
Mt. Chekigo (6257 m/20,523ft) Gaurishankar, East Nepal
Mt. Yubra Himal (6035 m/19,795ft) Langtang National Park
Mt. Yala Peak (5732 m/18,800ft) Langtang National Park
Mt. Langsisa Ri (6427 m/21,080ft) Langtang National Park
Mt. Larkya Peak (6010 m/19,713ft) Manaslu Himal, West Nepal

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

View of Manaslu Range

HimalChuli Nagdi Chuli Thulagi (7059 m), Manaslu (8163 m),  Manaslu North (6994 m), Naike Peak (6211 m), Larkya Peak (6416 m), Larkya North (6249 m),  Larkya La

Boudha (6516 m), Pang Phuchi (6620 m), Rani Peak (6693 m)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Equipments For Mountaineering In Nepal

Air Traffic Controller (ATC)


Figer Eight

Snow Bars
Ice Axe

Ice Crew


Ice Hammer


Fix Rope
Main Rope


Gas Stove

Oxygen Cylinder

Sleeping Bag

Cooking Pot


Water Bottle






Tape Sling Daisy chain


Rock Piktung
Down Jacket
Head Light
Safety Belt
Climbing Suit
Waterproof Trouser  

Tools use for descending (ATC, ATC guide, Rope, Reverso, Bily plate, Giri Giri) Bily device
Equipment used for Ascend (Jumer, Half Jumer, Half Jummer, Assistant rope-Auto

Annapurna South

Annapurna South (7219 m) is known by Annapurna Dakshin or Moditse. It is one of the 101st highest mountains in world and 1964 by Japnese expedition climbed it from north face. In  1988 Italian team also attempt ed for Annapurna South

Bharha Chuli (Fang)

Bharha Chuli (Fang) an altitude of 7647 m.

Below pic between Annapurna I and Annapurna South (7219 m).

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Machhapuchhre or Fishtail Mountain

Machhapuchhre (6997 m) is a Himalayan mountain range in Annapurna Massif and Fishtail for English translation because of its fishtail shape. The peak is 25 km from Pokhara.
Machhapupchhre is known by "Matterhorn of Nepal". It is never climbed by anyone but an attempt was in1957 by a British team led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Roberts.
Climbers Wilfrid Noyce and A. D. M. Cox also attempts to climb but count succeed up (6947 m) but not complete and promised that they will not step again in this mountain.

View From Annapurna Base Camp

Kusum Kanguru

Kusum Kanguru "The Three Snow White Gods" in Sherpa language (triple summit of the mountain). It is an altitude of 6367 m and classified as a trekking peak.
The Kusum Khola or Thado Koshi Khola. In west Dudh Koshi and Hinku Valley in the east.

The first successful ascent was done on 7 October 1981 by Bill Denz of New Zealand via west face. The second was done on by Japanese 12 October 1981 southeast face.

From 1978 to 1998 only 9 ascend was reportedly successfully among 20 attempts.

Kangtega (the Snow Saddle)

Kangtega (the Snow Saddle) an altitude of 6782 m ascended in 1964 which is left of Thamserku.


Thamserku which is climbed in 1964 by teams of Edmund Hillary's Schoolhouse Expedition (Lynn Crawford, Pete Farrell, John Mckinnon, Richard Stewart and Phu Dorje Sherpa. To the side of it, Kangtega peak lied.

Peak You See While Trekking From Deurali To Machhapuchre Base Camp

One Peak on the way to trekking Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) after crossing Deurali you can see. The name of the Peak is Singu Chuli or fluted Peak
One of the trekking peaks of the Himalayas, which is west of Gangapurna in Annapurna massif range.
First Ascender was Wilfrid Noyce
Mountain Range: Himalayas
Altitude: 6501 m

Nepal Mountaineering Association has categorized under the costs of $ 350 USD up to four members for permit

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shishapangma: The Fourteenth Highest Mountain in World

Shishapangma, additionally called Gosainthan, is the fourteenth most astounding mountain on the planet at 8,027 meters (26,335 ft) above ocean level. It was the last 8,000-meter crest to be moved, because of its area totally inside Tibet and the confinements on visits by remote voyagers to the district forced by experts of the Government of China and of the Tibet region.
Shishapangma is situated in south-focal Tibet, five kilometers from the fringe with Nepal. It is the main eight-thousander totally inside a Chinese domain. It is likewise the most elevated crest in the Jugal Himal which is bordered with and frequently considered a piece of Langtang Himal. The Jugal/Langtang Himal straddles the Tibet/Nepal fringe. Since Shishapangma is on the dry north side of the Himalayan peak and further from the lower landscape of Nepal, it has less sensational vertical help than most major Himalayan peaks.
Geologist Toni Hagen clarified the name as importance a "verdant plain" or "knoll" (Pangma) over a "brush" or a "range" (Shisha or Chisa) in the nearby Tibetan vernacular, along these lines meaning the "peak over the lush fields".
Tibetan Geologist Guntram Hazod records a neighborhood story that clarifies the mountain's name as far as its strict significance in the Standard Tibetan dialect: Shisha, which signifies "meat of a creature that passed on of characteristic causes" and sbangma which signifies "malt residue left over from preparing lager".

Monday, March 13, 2017

Mountaineering in Nepal, Nepal has 14 peaks above 8000 meters to climb. There are another 5 peaks which are not included as mountaineering peaks, but government sell for it as mountaineering peak.

Monday, February 27, 2017


Dhaulagiri II
Dhaulagiri IV
Dhaulagiri V
Churen Himal Main
Churen Himal East
Churen Himal west

Dhaulagiri VI
Putha Hiunchuli (Dh VII)
 J.O. M Roberts and Ang Nyima Sherpa climb in 1954
Gurja Himal
False Junction Peak
Junction Peak
Peak Hawley
Hiunchuli Patan

Friday, February 3, 2017

Suffered at high altitude

Acute mountain sickness is a common illness; it is affected when ascending to high altitude. Common symptoms are headache, and fatigue, sleep disturbance, digestive systems and dizziness.
Acute sickness can be prevented: if you go up slowly, take it easy, give your body time to get used to the altitude. Remember this the body has an amazing ability to acclimatize to altitude.

When one travels above 2500m they are affected by the altitude sickness Altitude sickness has three forms: Mild alitude sickness is similar handover. This is very common, but one should take this as a warning sign of serious types: HAPE, HACE

HAPE stands for High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema: which is a serious condition of the person's body. It build-up of fluid in the lungs that prevents the air spaces from opening up and filling with fresh air with each breath. It becomes more progressively short of oxygen, fatal within hours

Exacted answer who will be affected by the HAPE, it is very difficult to tell.
Most will have an acute mountain sickness. The person will have a cough and may produce white or pink forthy sputum. A person will feel breathlessness will progress and soon they will be breathless even at rest. The heartbeat may be faster, the lips may turn blue, body temperature. One may feel chest infection. Many research cannot provide the exact causes of HAPE. 

Treatment for HAPE 
Descent down is the best treatment for HAPE. 
Providing extra oxygen 
Drugs (Sildenafil Nifedipine) can also  use, but must be trained doctors and only for temporary 

HACE High Altitude Cerebral Oedema
It is also developed form of acute mountain sickness. HACE requires urgent action because it can kill hiker easily. It can kill in only in a few hours. If a person caught with HACE, he will find difficult to walk in a straight line(heel-to-toe). Other like: severe headache, vomiting, confusion, drowsiness, irrationally or bizarrely behavior.
If one ignored symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness and faster climbing will develop HACE. The cause of HACE is still unknown, but factors like faster climbing, acute sickness may play a role increase in blood flow to the brain. The blood vessels get damaged so fluid leak out.
Descent down is the best effective method. Other like Gamow bag, portable altitude chamber or drugs can also used

View of Annapurna Range

Viewing Annapurna Massif from The Tibet Section Lamjung Himal (6983 m), Annapurna II (7937 m),  Annapurna III (7555 m),  Annapurna IV ...