Two major opening routes in Peru by the GMHM
But luck keep continue to smile at the group and the weather is still favorable. A disturbance is expected for the next day, it’s thus essential to reach the top before it arrives.
The GMHM continue its rise but the effort has just increased: the two climbers engage in steep snow and ice slopes, making up the wide South Est ridge. The rise is particularly physical and fatigue appears for our climbers. Meanwhile, night begins to fall and they finally make a bivouac into a crevasse, perched at over 6200m above sea level. This is the end of a beautiful day!
5 AM the next morning, they have to hurry up! Precipitations should be here in the evening however sun is up and the “South Cross” shines as never. The peak is almost here. It’s around 8 o’clock when the Corporal and the Captain reach the summit at an altitude of 6344m. Euphoria is here and the landscape is fantastic on this face still unexplored. After the traditional “tea time”, the group can start in the downhill made up by successions of abseiling along the ice ridge.
This is a first victory for the GMHM who just open a new rocky itinerary at an altitude of 6000m !
The first visual contact between the mountain and the group is really impressive and the first 200 meters are going to be really steep.
GMHM come back from these expeditions fulfilled. Beyond the sporty aspect to open a new route in high altitude, there is a real human adventure of a group who can count on each other when hand in the void. What a great story !
GMHM is now flown to a new expedition in alpine style to the Himalayas with Nangpai Gosum in the line if vision, a peak still unknown at 7296m. Can’t wait for the next episode !
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