“She went to C4 without O2 and plan was to summit with no O2 — but overnight snow meant Adri and Gelje had to trailblaze the route from C4 to the summit — so long and difficult,” Adriana’s team informed this correspondent.
“Gelje and I had planned to summit without oxygen, but after reaching 8,000 metres without sleeping, the snow just wouldn’t stop in the night, making it difficult for us to trailblaze without oxygen. But now I’m confident that I can succeed,” Adri wrote on her social network.
It’s improbable that Adri will reach the top of Gasherbrum I and II this climbing season, despite having already conquered The Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat in Pakistan.
The 21-year-old aims to ascend all 14 summits over 8,000 metres and break the record for becoming the world’s youngest mountaineer.
Shishapangma (8,027 metres), Gasherbrum I (8,080 metres) and II (8,034 metres) in Pakistan, Cho Oyu (8,188 metres) in Nepal, and other peaks must yet be climbed before she can claim the title.
Shehroze Kashif, a Pakistani mountain climber who is a year younger than Adriana, has already reached the summit of eight peaks higher than 8,000 metres and is currently en route to GI and GII.
Shehroze can break Adriana’s record for the youngest mountaineer to summit the most eight-thousanders if he succeeds in climbing both this season.
Shehroze wants to surpass Adriana as the youngest mountaineer to reach the top of every one of the planet’s 14 peaks higher than 8,000 metres.
Shehroze has scaled Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Manaslu, Annapurna 1, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, and Nanga Parbat whereas Adriana has conquered Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Broad Peak.
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