Alex’s Team Reached to the Base camp of the Mt. Everest

  • January 4, 2018

This is the second time Alex Txikon a Spanish Climber (36 Yrs) has returned to the Nepal for an attempt to the summit of the Mt. Everest in winter season. Born in Lemoa (Bizkaia, Basque Country), on 12th of December 1981, Alex Txikon is the youngest of 13 brothers and sisters. He has taken part in more than 30 expeditions so far, has climbed up to the summit of 11 of the 14 highest mountains.

Alex Txikon (L) and Muhammad Ali (R) during winter expedition on Nanga Parbat.

As per last up date from Alex on his web site the team has reached to the base camp of the world’s highest peak on 2 January along with Pakistani mountain climber Muhammad Ali Sadpara and 7 Sherpas from Seven Summit Treks. Alex wrote: “We are already in Everest Base Camp. This year we have arrived two days earlier than last year. To get here we have gone through the famous Base Camp Trekking, which we have finished in 8 days. We have lived incredible moments since the sun has us every day, except for one. Therefore, we have had the opportunity to capture the best images through photographs full of adventure and beautiful nature. I hope you like them.”

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This winter Alex and Muhammad are planning to attempt to climb the Everest without using artificial bottle of oxygen in the winter season and become the first foreigners to summit Everest without using O2. According to the data of Eberhard Jurgalski, who keeps an accurate data of all 8000m peak: only a Nepalese (Sherpa) veteran climber Ang Rita Sherpa has climbed Mt. Everest without supplement of artificial oxygen on 22 Dec 1987. No other climber has repeated the feat after Ang Rita neither in Astronomical (Calendar) 21 Dec to 20 March, nor in Metrological winter 1 Dec to 28 Feb.

In 2016 winter Alex and his team successfully reached to Camp IV, due to the bad weather the team decided to end the expedition, as it was too late to wait for good weather window. Alex and Muhammad both were together in 2016 while climbing Nanga Parbat / Pakistan with Simone Moro.

Chhang Dawa Sherpa (L), Alex (M) and Nuri Sherpa (R)

According to Chhang Dawa Sherpa, Director at Seven Summit Treks : “ We have a good team and have an experiences from last year where our sherpas and members reached to an altitude of 7950m. This winter during 3rd week of Feb the team will push for summit.”

 

Members:

1.     

Alex Txikon

Spain

2.    

Muhammad Ali Sadpara

Pakistan

 

Sherpas / Nepal

S.N

Name

Address

1

Temba Bhote

Pawakhola-07, Sankhuwasabha

2

Nuri Sherpa

Goli-07, Solukhumbu

3

Pasang Nurbu Sherpa

Makalu-09, Sankhuwasabha

4

Halung Dorchi Sherpa

Makalu-05, Sankhuwasabha

5

Tenging Gyaljen Sherpa

Khumjung-09, Solukhumbu

6

Gelje Sherpa

Tapting-03, Solukhumbu

7

Chhepal Sherpa

Palte-02, Okhaldhunga

  

 

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