“Miss Oh Eun-Sun finally reached the summit of Mt. Annapurna at 18:15 Korea time (about 3:00pm, local time) on April 27th,” ExWeb Korea correspondent Kyu Dam-Lee reported. “It took slightly over 13 hours from C4 to the summit. Yesterday, Miss Oh (44) needed 11 hours to get to C4.”
“The Korean climbing team for Annapurna consist of 6 people,” Kyu added. “Eun-Sun Oh (climbing leader), 3 sherpas and 2 KBS camera men: Mr. Ha-Young Jung and Mr. Kwan-Joo Nha.”
The live images show clear skies and high wind. Wind-speed reported at summit time was 12 m/s.
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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Update 6:37am EDT: Carlos Pauner has just called home from the summit! Juanito Oiarzabal and Tolo Calafat are also there. “They are now hurrying down,” Carolina Pueyo told ExplorersWeb. “They are concerned about the late hour – night might fall before they reach back C4.”
Annapurna is Pauner’s 9th 8000er and Juanito’s 24th (!).
First summit news today came from Romanian Horia Colibasanu (check a previous story published earlier today).
Update 8:51am EDT: Nick Rice confirmed Martin Ramos home team that Martin and Jorge Egocheaga summited at 10:00am, local time. As Nick wrote from BC, the two Spaniards were feeling strong and already on their way between C3 and C2.
Update 9:45am EDT: Slovak Peter Hamor has also reached the summit, according to a brief note on his website. Like Juanito, he has summited Anna twice.
Further summit news and updates on the climbers safe arrival back to C4 are expected soon.
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