Veikka Gustafsson completes the 14x8000ers list!

Jul 26, 2009 Veikka Gustafsson
(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.

Order
accomplished
All without
O2 (order)
Name Period born at age Nationality
1 1 Reinhold Messner 1970-1986 1944 42 Flag of Italy Italian
2 Jerzy Kukuczka 1979-1987 1948 39 Flag of Poland Polish
3 2 Erhard Loretan 1982-1995 1959 36 Flag of Switzerland Swiss
4 Carlos Carsolio 1985-1996 1962 33 Flag of Mexico Mexican
5 Krzysztof Wielicki 1980-1996 1950 46 Flag of Poland Polish
6 3 Juanito Oiarzabal 1985-1999 1956 43 Flag of Spain Spanish
7 Sergio Martini 1983-2000 1949 51 Flag of Italy Italian
8 Young Seok Park 1993-2001 1963 38 Flag of South Korea Korean
9 Hong Gil Um 1988-2001 1960[6] 40 Flag of South Korea Korean
10 4 Alberto Iñurrategi 1991-2002[7] 1968 33 Flag of Spain Spanish
11 Wang Yong Han 1994-2003 1966 37 Flag of South Korea Korean
12 5[8] Ed Viesturs 1989-2005 1959 46 Flag of the United States American
13 6[9][10][11] Silvio Mondinelli 1993-2007 1958 49 Flag of Italy Italian
14 7[12] Ivan Vallejo 1997-2008 1959 49 Flag of Ecuador Ecuador
15 8 [13] Denis Urubko 2000-2009 1973 35 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
16 Ralf Dujmovits 1990-2009 1961[14] 47 Flag of Germany German
17 9 Veikka Gustafsson 1993-2009 1968 41 Flag of Finland Finnish

* Veikka’s posts on Jukka Tammisuo’s website

* Previous story  : – https://himalman.wordpress.com/category/karakoram/

** Read these stories – and more! – at ExplorersWeb.com

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  1. […] Courtesy of himalman.wordpress.com and […]

  2. Bulgarian climbers Nikolay Petkov, Doychin Boyanov, Boyan Petrov, Nikolay Valkov summited as well (Veikka’s report)
    http://tammisuo.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/veikka-gustafsson-sent-all-14-8000ers/

    Here in Bulgarian:
    http://www.climbingguidebg.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=3155

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