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  VIKINGS BIG MOUNTAINS SKIING EXPEDITION


Tormod Granheim & Tomas Olsson

Photographer: Fredrik Schenholm

On earth, there are fourteen mountains higher than 8000 meter (26240 feet). The aim of the expedition is to ski from two of these summits; Shisha Pangma (8046m) & Cho Oyu (8201m) in Tibet without the use of Sherpa support or supplementary oxygen. It is a tuff challenge. Shisha Pangma was not climbed until 1964 and Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. During the autumn 2004 a Swedish-Norwegian duo aim to achieve the challenge.

The core of the group is Swedish Tomas Olsson and Norwegian Tormod Granheim, both living in Chamonix, France. In Autumn 2003 the duo rehersead by skiing from the summit of two mountains higher then 7000 meters; Muztagh Ata (7546m) & Kuksay Peak (7186m) in China. A project never before fully realized. The two has previously skied the steeps of Chamonix, as the north face of Aiguille du Midi and Couloir Diables at Mont Blanc du Tacul.

The expedition filmmaker is Peter Frick from Ladda Productions in Stockholm. Peter Frick is the man behind the Swedish climbing film “Hårda Tag”. Peter has a great experience in rock and alpine climbing, mainly in Sweden and the Alps. Swedish Jonas Tufvesson is photographer. He is based in Vail, USA, and is an experienced ice climber and has previously been on several expeditions, for example to Ama Dablam in Nepal. Jonas has been published in American magazines as Climbing and Rock & Ice. Jonas is a member of the GreatShots photo agency.

The Main Partner of the expedition is Bergans of Norway, a Norwegian outdoor company that gets everything from clothes via backpacks to tents tested in extreme conditions. Senior Partner is Silva Sweden, making everything from compasses via GPS devices to headlamps. Further Partners are Atomic, Baron, Cébé, Energizer, Erik Leonsson Grafisk Design, Langley Travels & Ski Tignes, Maxim, Primus, Scarpa – Outside Scandinavia, Scoot, Suunto, Thule Sweden & Vividus Friskvård.

The adventure 2004 is a part of the preparations for an expedition with the aim to ski from the summit of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, planed to take place 2006.

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