AN EARTHQUAKE FOR THE HISTORY OF HIMALAYISM?
It may be an earthquake for the small circle of summiters of the 14 highest peaks on Earth. At least a tremor for all Himalayan fans and observers. According to the established investigators of the 14 8000 climbs – for the most committed* Eberhard Jurgalski (founder of the 8000ers.com statistics website in 2008, German), Tobias Pantel and Rodolphe Popier (members of the Himalayan database since 2017 and 2012, German and French) – there are only 3 of them, whereas today more than 50 claim to have climbed the 14 8000 summits of the Himalayas up to their true summit. And not a fore summit, or a lower point.
On the evening of July 8th, via the blue network, Jurgalski “dropped the bomb”, comments Popier, reached by telephone: a long plea supporting the results of ten years of investigations and synthesised by a new list. A list that details the climbs achieved or not achieved at the real high points of the
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