high altitude

high altitude

Double8 Expedition - Camp 1

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The speed attempt is in reach! Acclimatization is key for such an ambitious goal – 2 8,000ers in 7 days. Benedikt, Basti and Andrea did a lot of climbing and skiing the last days to get used to the high altitude. During their preparation they already climbed three times up to 7,000m and higher. Once even up to camp 3 on 7,300m. But in the high altitude they hit quite tough conditions with lots of snow, making climbing very exhausting. A crucial part in this whole project is the preparation and organization of the expedition. Here they are being supported by Norbu Sherpa and his expedition agency Wild Yak. He has a lot of experience, stood on Mount Everest six times already and climbed many other 8,000 meter summits. Stay tuned about the progress on the expedition blog: http://bit.ly/double8_tourdiary