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Shisa Pangma Expedition

Shisa Pangma, Known in Tibet as the mountain over “the grassy plain” is considered to be one of the worlds easier fourteen 8000 mountains peaks. It is the only 8000mtr peak located in the whole of Tibet . After an early attempt, it was first climbing in 1964 by a Tibetan Chinese expedition and was opened to foreign climbers in 1978. Shisa Pangma is known to be an “easy” 8000m. Mountain and People have decended it on skills. The skiing and snowboarding are best in the camp1 ands camp 2 areas. Above the camp 2 plateau, it is very rocky, icy and a fall here would surely result in a fatality.

Best Season – SEPT-OCT

Camp 1, lies in a huge almost flat snow field that is cut by narrow but deep crevasses, although sometimes they are well covered. There are several options for the placing of camps from this points. The route crosses the rest of the flat glacier then climbs. Usually this broad slope has ropes fixed up sections of it. It could avalanche in bad conditions. Above is the huge area with a gentle ridge. We will probably put a camp here at firs, then perhaps more further along after staying for the first time.

Camp 2 is further along and almost under the face of Shisa Pangma, near a col.

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