Mountaineering: the latest updates from Everest, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu and Makalu, concerning Kilian Jornet Burgada, Elisabeth Revol and Marco Confortola as well as Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger's attempt at Kangchenjunga. Furthermore, several deaths have been reported.
At 10:00 am on Thursday 12 May 2016 Italian mountaineers Romano Benet and Nives Meroi reached the summit of Makalu, their 13th eightthousander.
The video retracing the 2015 expedition comprised of Emily Harrington, Adrian Ballinger, Hilaree O'Neill, Jim Morrison and Kit Deslauriers to climb and ski Makalu (8462m), Nepal, Himalaya.
Footage of Denis Urubko and Simone Moro and the historic winter ascent of ascent of Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world, climbed on 9 February 2009.
Interview with Simone Moro from Italy and Denis Urubko from Kazakhstan after the first winter ascent of Makalu.
The news is just in: at 14.00 (local time) Simone Moro and Denis Urubko reached the 8462m high summit of Makalu, carrying out the historic first winter ascent of the 5th highest mountain in the world.
At the end of December Simone Moro from Italy and Denis Urubko from Kazakhistan will attempt the first winter ascent of Makalu 8463m (Himalaya, Nepal), the fifth highest mountain in the world.
Vincent Anderson and Marko Prezelj have carried out the first ascent of the unclimbed West Face of Makalu II (7678 m)
The team comprised of the Italians Nives Meroi, Romano Benet, Luca Vuerich and the Kazakh mountaineers Denis Urubko, Serguey Samoilov, Eugeny Shutov and Gennady Durov has now reached Hillary Base Camp and all is set for their winter attempt of Makalu.
Giovanetti, Benedetti, Vielmo, Panzeri and Bernasconi all summit Makalu.
For 6 days no one has heard anything from Jean-Christophe Lafaille, currently engaged in the difficult first winter ascent (and, above all, solo) of Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world.
Jean-Christophe Lafaille is currently attempting the first winter ascent of Makalu 8463m, the fifth highest mountain in the world
Expeditions: summit time is fast approaching. In the Everest region the second half of May is statistically the most important time of year for successful summit bids.
The good weather spell that started last week seems to be holding out enabling many mountaineers to reach the various summits including Everest and Makalu. Jean-Christophe Lafaille and Inurrategi summit Annapurna.
Manaslu success for Corono, Makalu final stages for Mondinelli
A recent phone call home by Diego Fregona brings fresh news about the Italian-Polish Makalu expedition, led by Himalayan veteran Piotr Pustelnik (ten 8000m peaks).
During the walk-in to Makalu base camp Mondinelli and expedition members had their belongings stolen
On 26 March the Italian Silvio Mondinelli left Italy together with his climbing partner Mario Merelli to climb Makalu via the Normal route.
The protagonists of Makalu 200 give their version of the ascent to the summit of Makalu Himal, written by Giampaolo Corona plus some considerations by the 'Aquile di San Martino di Castrozza e Primiero'
Mario Vielmo summits Cho Oyu. Blanc, Kuntner and Andres depart for Nanga Parbat. Everest and Lhotse summited, last chance for Moro and Urubko