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Introduction

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  • The main goal of the expedition is to scale the fourth highest mountain in the world; the mountain Lhotse (8.516 m) in the Himalaya Mountains. The members of the expedition are experienced climbers Pavel Kalný (38) and Martin Minařík (38). »»
  • Everything starts on 6th April 2006 by departure from the Vienna airport, heading for Kathmandu. The flight over Lukla will follow and from there the hike tour with yaks to the base camp which is located under Mt. Everest.

  • Brief plan: After sufficient acclimatization in the base camp we are going to climb icefall Khumbu to 6.000m, where the first camp should be built, and then in 6.400m the second camp under SW face of Mt. Everest. This will probably serve as our first acclimatization, after which we will climb down to the base camp and have a rest. The second sub-expedition should go ever the first two camps to 7300m where the third camp should be built, and after which a descent should again follow. For the third time we will climb the icefall Khumbu in order to build the fourth camp at 8.100m and to reach the summit. There are two various ways of progress: We will either go over the South Saddle and then through traverzem which seems to be rather difficult, or traverzem od enevské ostruhy. There is a chance to reach the summit (8.516m) from the fourth camp. We calculate on the fact that we will climb overnight. The following day it should be possible not only to reach the summit but also to descent to the third camp, which is highly important because it is impossible to renew strength in 8.000m. There should be a combination of rock and ice in the Western face of Lhotse; the rocky sections above 8.000m reach here and there the third grade of difficulty.

    Details about the expedition plan can be found here »»

  • We will be glad if you keep your fingers crossed for us. “Messages” are here of course for your suggestions, greetings and so on. »» Thanks for those too.



    Latest news

    complete reports directly from the expedition and further information about it


    12.5. 2006 - Official report on the death of Pavel Kalny from the The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal »»

    02.5. 2006 - We are in base camp after two aclimatization trips. First time, we went up, slept in Camp 1 and move the gear to Camp 2 where we spend the second night, then returned to base camp. »»

    24.4. 2006 - They have been supplying camp 1 and camp 2 and are now back at base camp. »»

    17.4. 2006 - We made it to Base Camp in good time and also good weather with only rain overnight in Namche Bazar. Compared to Tibet, this is warm spot and space for everyone with reasonable amount of privacy. »»

    3.4. 2006 - We are flying from Vienna to Kathmandu on Thursday, April 6.
    On April 8, we plan to fly to Lukla, then walk to Everest / Lhotse Base Camp. »»























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