They are already on their way to what will be their new mountaineering challenge. The Navarrese Mikel Zabalza Azcona e Iker Madoz Campisteguinext to Alava Juan Vallejo Llanoslast Tuesday they took a vehicle that would take them from Kathmandu closer to the border between Nepal and China, northeast of the Nepali capital.
And maybe to escape from it environment registered in ochomilesthe two people from Pamplona and the man from Vitoria are now focusing their efforts on a peak that does not reach a height of 7,000 meters: Phurbi Chhyachu.
A PREVIOUS ASCENT, IN 1986
However, the height is not the only major difficulty associated with a highly technical, avalanche-ridden mountain that the team plans to attempt. “through the central spur, but let’s see how we find it”as Zabalza acknowledged shortly before starting the trek to this border peak.
The only recorded ascent to the summit dates back to May 1986 when a Japanese expedition managed to get sixteen of its members to complete a climb they did along southwest ridge after a demanding and exposed route through mixed terrain and where they faced steep slopes.