Jul 26, 2009
(K2Climb.net/Madrid) “The world is great! – the weather is perfect, there is no wind at the top. You can see all the Karakoram below.” Such were Veikka Gustafsson’s comments from GI’s summit – the Finnish climber has now bagged all 14x8000ers without supplementary O2.
“Veikka and Kazuya set off from at 00:30 am and They reached the summit at around 8 :00 am, local time, after working together with the Bulgarian team,” Tammisuo added. “Noy the guys have a long way back to BC ahead.”
News is expected soon on wether the Bulgarian climbers summited as well.
Veikka made northern European mountain climbing history as he reached the summits of all 14 giants without supplementary oxygen. He joins the prestige group of mountain climbing elite in the world. He is the all-time 9th person in the world to climb all eight-thousanders without bottled oxygen.
Climbers who have reached the summit of all 14 eight-thousanders
Field 02 lists people who have peaked all 14 without bottled oxygen.
|8||Young Seok Park||1993-2001||1963||38||Korean|
|9||Hong Gil Um||1988-2001||1960||40||Korean|
|11||Wang Yong Han||1994-2003||1966||37||Korean|
|15||8 ||Denis Urubko||2000-2009||1973||35||Kazakhstan|
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