Earlier News: Hi friends of everestnews,
Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, of the expedition Lorpen-Diario de Navarra, will attempt
this Saturday Sunday evening the summit of Makalu (8.463 meters). Yesterday,
14 of may, Ochoa de Olza arrived at 7.600 meters with Joby Ogwyn, Peter
Guggemos and Alex Txikon. At 7.400 (Makalu-La), they hope their opportunity
Ivan Vallejo and Ricardo Valencia. No one could attempt the summit on Saturday
because the strong wind, but today, 15, the wind seems to be very lower, and
high temperature, and they will try this evening. Ochoa de Olza will start the
final push at 21.15 Saturday Spanish time and Sunday 01.00 Nepal time. In case
of summit, it will be the 8 8.000 meter peak for the navarrese climber.
Older Update is below
Hi friends of everestnews,
Inaki Ochoa de Olza, of the expedition Lorpen-Diario de Navarra, will attempt
this evening the summit of Makalu (8.463 meters). Today, 14 of may, Ochoa de
Olza arrived at 7.600 meters with Joby Ogwyn, Peter Guggemos and Alex Txikon.
At 7.400 (Makalu-La), they hope their opportunity Ivan Vallejo and Ricardo
Valencia. The wind is strong, but less tan previous days, so Ochoa de Olza
will start the final push at 21.15 Friday Spanish time and Saturday 01.00
Nepal time. In case of summit, it will be the 8th, 8.000 meter peak for the
navarrese climber (Inaki Ochoa de Olza). Best wishes, Jorge.
Also note Joby's Voice Dispatch
05/14/2004 Voice Dispatch
hear the wind blow live from 25000 feet on Makalu!
Joby began his worldly adventures at the
age of fifteen by driving to Guatemala with friends to explore ancient Mayan
ruins and climb the volcanoes of Central America. Wanting to see more remote
places, he went to Kenya and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in
Africa. At that point, Joby set out to become one of the few people on Earth
to climb the tallest mountain on each continent. In 1993, after spending
weeks in Bolivia training, Joby went to Russia to climb Mt. Elbrus, the
tallest mountain in Europe. In 1994, he traveled to Argentina to climb Mt.
Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in South America. In 1995 Joby went to Alaska
to climb the massive Mt. McKinley, considered to be one of the harshest
environments in the world. After a successful summit of McKinley, Joby
attended a private business school in Denmark. After extensive travel in
Europe and Africa, he finished college and started his work at a commercial
real estate development company. Soon though, the mountains pulled him back,
and at the end of March 1999, Joby left for a two month journey to Asia, to
climb Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth. The world’s highest
mountain would not give its summit easily. After all the members in his
climbing team retreated to base camp, Joby continued on to the top through
waist deep snow and without the safety of fixed ropes, free climbing
the entire Southeast Ridge and the infamous “Hillary Step” eventually stepping
onto the roof of the world. In April of 2000, Joby journeyed to Indonesia and
climbed the 16,023 ft. rock spire known as Carstensz Pyramid on the remote
island of Papua New Guinea. In November 2000, Joby led an international team
of climbers to Mt. Vinson, the highest mountain in Antarctica. On December 9th,
the team reached the summit of Vinson and Joby became the youngest person in
the world to climb all seven summits. Since climbing the “Big Seven”, Joby
has led an international team to the summit of Lhotse, the world’s 4th
highest mountain, and attempted K2 and Broad Peak in Pakistan. A modern day,
real-life Indiana Jones, Joby has not only climbed the world’s highest
mountains, he has also traveled to the most remote places on the planet and
endured the most extreme conditions on Earth. And his list of goals and
accomplishments keeps getting longer and loftier.
This year Joby is making several
movies about the mountains and the people that live there. Locations this
year will include Nepal, Iran, and Tibet and more than one film will be
realized. Famous Italian producer Allesandra Pasquino will be producing
the films. Pasquino, an accomplished climber in the Alps will also be
climbing Cho Oyo in Tibet.
The first location will be Nepal this
spring where Joby will be climbing Makalu with an international team. In
June, Joby will be climbing in Iran with the famous climber from Guatemala
Jaime Vinals. Together they will be climbing Mt. Damavand 5671m, Alum Kooh
4850m, and Mt. Sabalan 4811m. In August, Joby and Allasandra will be
climbing and filming on Cho Oyo. More info to follow...
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