PHIL CRAMPTON

THE ART OF ALPINISM

MY 8000 METER PEAKS

THE BIG ONES

I have been very fortunate to be able to climb on 8,000-meter peaks nearly 50 times. I'm now starting to slow down and not do so many of them each year as they are hard on the body, not to mention all the brain cells you fry when not using oxygen.

I've been on Everest, both the north and south sides, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II and Shishapangma. You can imagine that Nepal, Tibet and Pakistan hold a special place in my memories with all these expeditions.

I will be posting my experiences of these above climbs very soon, I promise.

 

MOUNTAINEERING, ALPINISM, KATHMANDU & LIFE