Another amazing Himalayan climb

Baruntse Success and Failures

According to the Himalayan Data Base (the authoritative record of climbing in the Himalaya), Baruntse expeditions have made it to the summit fifty times in the decade from  2000 to 2009. Sixty-seven other expeditions tried and missed.  That’s a success rate just under 43% (hmmm…).  Since the first successful expedition in 1954, there have been only 2 Canadian expeditions and neither made it to the summit. If our expedition reaches the summit, it will be the first Canadian one to do so. (Three Canadians have visited the summit when joining up with expeditions from other countries or commercial expeditions.)


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