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No Go on Everest, and a Last Gasp on Dhaulagiri

Csaba Varga aborted his summit bid on Dhaulagiri on Friday. “Snow kept falling, and it was so deep that I could only manage to advance 30 metres in one hour,” he said from back in Base Camp. However, Varga hasn’t given up all hope: A new, last-chance summit push has just begun, and he may have recovered enough over the weekend to join it.   Carlos Soria confirmed that he is heading to Camp 1 tomorrow, aiming to summit on October 11. Dhaulagiri is the last of Nepal’s 8,000’ers still hosting some climbing. On Everest, the serac poised over the Khumbu Icefall remains in place, and Garrett Madison has run out of time. “Even if the serac came down…and we had perfect weather and route conditions, it would take us over two weeks beyond our orginal end date to climb…

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Originally posted 2019-10-08 00:37:05.

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