Monthly Archives: August 2012

Khan Tengri Expedition: story and photos

Philippe Gatta and Yannick Gosseaume came back from their Peak Khan-Tengri Expedition last Friday. They have reached the summit just 9 days after leaving Nice and were back home four days later! Philippe on the top of Khan Tengri (© Y. Gosseaume)
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Successful summit attempt by Yannick and Philippe

Written by Anna: During the day I have been following Yannick and Philippe’s approach towards the summit, step by step, via the Spot Messenger that you can find on the Khan-Tengri expedition page. They needed 10 hours to reach the summit from Camp 3, adding an elevation gain of 1250 m, and had multiple rappels […]
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Summit attempt tomorrow (5th)

Written by Anna: This morning Philippe and Yannick arrived to Camp 3 at 5800m. They carried 20kg heavy loads up the 600m climb and they felt fine and had nice weather. They are not alone on the mountain and will try to reach the summit tomorrow during an estimated climb of 10h hours and 1200m […]
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Going for the summit if weather permits

Written by Anna: Yesterday Yannick and Philippe made load carry to Camp 1 and continued half way up to Camp 2 to acclimatize. The climb was safe and they feel great! Afternoons comes in with bad weather and unfortunately the three weather sites I look at to inform them about the weather, via text messages […]
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