Tag Archives: Expedition

K2 Expedition (8,611m)

We should get our climbing permit in a day or so… and then leave for K2! Expedition news and photos will be posted on Philippe’s facebook page, just like the page if you would like to get them in your news feed. K2 8,611m (© P. Gatta) #‎crosscallmobile ‪#‎Grivel #Rab #adidaseyewear #mx3 ‪#‎sterlingrope #‎LedLenser ‪#‎evolv‬
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Makalu (8463m) summit

On May 19th, after 51 days of expedition, Philippe and Pasang Gombu reached the summit of Makalu (8463m, 27,766ft), in Nepal. Makalu is located in the Himalayas, 19km southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China and Makalu is the 5th highest mountain on Earth. Sunset on Lhotse and Everest seen from […]
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Video: Best of 2011

Philippe has just finished the Best of 2011 video: 3 minutes 31 seconds of the Kangchenjunga expedition (8586m), Sahara Race, Rock climbing around Nice, Berghaus TV shoot in the Dolomites, Trail running in Calanques, Sweden, Lapland and Mercantour, Alpine ascents in Chamonix Mont Blanc… More videos on Philippe’s YouTube channel. Philippe and Anna on the […]
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Expedition: video of Vinson expedition in Antarctica

Philippe has finished the video of the Mount Vinson expedition in Antarctica. Mount Vinson (or Vinson Massif) is the highest mountain of Antarctica and reaches 4892 m (16,049 ft). It is located in the Ellsworth Mountains Range, only 1,200km (750 mi) away from the South Pole and it one of the 7 Summits.
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Kangchenjunga: expedition and summit video

Philippe has just finished the video of the Kangchenjunga expedition More information on Kangchenjunga expedition Plus d’informations sur ExpĂ©dition au Kangchenjunga
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Kangchenjunga: trekking video

Anna has just finished the video of the Kangchenjunga trekking
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Kangchenjunga trekking back

Like always after a summit push, we all want just one thing: come back home as quickly as possible. Suddenly we can’t stand the altitude, the lack of comfort, the tent, the crap food, the ice and snow. We dream of shower, bed, fresh and good food, sparkling water… So we rush to leave the […]
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Return to Kathmandu

It’s good to be “only” at 5450m after so much time spent higher. But at the breakfast this morning we could see the fatigue on each ones face. We’re exhausted and we’ve lost so much weight that we look scary… but we’re happy anyway. No surprise that we’re tired, just looking at the last couple […]
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Philippe’s Kangchenjunga summit story

The climb Here is a first summary of the last couple of days. Philippe and Phudorjee on Kangchenjunga summit, 8586m the 19 May at 9am The initial plan was to summit on the 17th, but the weather forecast have been completely wrong and the weather very hectic: every day we had snow, then clear sky, […]
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Successful Kangchenjunga summit push!

Anna reports: I just got a phone call from Philippe at camp 4, 7700m. Philippe, Ludovic, CĂ©dric (Swiss) and 3 sherpas successfully made a camp 4-summit-camp 4 round trip this night/morning in just below 14 hours. Kangchenjunga, 8586m, is bagged! Since the first ascent in 1955, 243 climbers has reached the summit, only 3 French; […]
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