Monday, July 25, 2011

That's It: Broad Peak and New World record for Sophie

On July 25th, Sophie reached the Broad Peak summit. It was her fourth attempt with 23 hours of climbing. With Broad Peak summit, she becomes a new world record woman with three 8000m in less than 3 months: Cho Oyu - Lhotse - Broad Peak.

Sophie a atteint le sommet du Broad Peak le 25 Juillet après une ascension de 23 heures lors de sa quatrième tentative. Elle bat ainsi un record du monde en ayant atteint 3 sommets de plus de 8000m en 3 mois: Cho Oyu - Lhotse - Broad Peak. 

Sophie climbed CHO OYU and summit on May 5th
Cho Oyu is the 6th highest peak in the world (8201m) and is part of the Greater Himalaya, where the central Asia plateau meets the Indian subcontinent.
Sophie climbed LHOTSE and summit on May 19th
Lhotse is the 5th highest mountain in the world - a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (8516m) and is connected to Everest via the South Col.
Sophie climbed BROAD PEAK  and summit on July 25th
Broad Peak is the 12th highest mountain in the word 8047m in Pakistan.

After one little week of rest, Sophie will continue her challenge by climbing K2 (picture hereunder) on August 4th and 5th.

 More informations about the others climbers of the expedition and Jeff's accident are on the FTA blog:

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