Shishapangma (8027m), Tibet

Shishapangma means "snow mountain over the pastures". The main summit is 8027 metres high and is the only 8000m mountain entirely localized in Tibetan territory. It’s "only" the 13th highest mountain on earth, but with its steep and continuous sides, and its elegant lines and its crests, it has become in short one of the preferred lands of the stronger and creative mountain climbers on all the planet.

Emilio Previtali and I attempted to make the first descent of the Chamoux Couloir on Shishapangma.  The line is 55°degrees with impressive continuity.  Due to extreme weather, we had to turn back before the summit.  It was the second attempt on the mountain for both of us.

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