Explore Himalaya congratulates Dendruk Oleksandr from Ukraine & Camino Gonzalez Juan Antonio from Spain for summiting Lhakpa Ri(7045m) on 20th September 2010 at 1500 hrs (local time).This was the first summit of the season by a group whose expedition our company helped organize. We also congratulate Dendruk Oleksandr for becoming Explore Himalaya’s first Ukrainian client to summit Lhakpa Ri (7045 m). The two climbers were supported by climbing sherpas Dayalu Sherpa and Sange Sherpa.
The duo visited our office after returning to Kathmandu. When EH asked them about their experience, they had this to say:
Dendruk Oleksandr (Ukraine) :” Generally our expedition was good and we are very happy that we could summit despite bad weather. I found Rongbuk and the Chencey glaciers very beautiful.
I have climbed many 6000m peaks and this year I chose to climb Lhakpa Ri peak (7045 M) to check my strength and also because, according to the information I received, this was an easy 7000m peak. My dream is to climb Mt. Everest. Next year I plan to climb Cho Oyu(8201m) or any 8000m peak, before attempting Mount Everest. I hope I will be able to fulfill my dream.”
Camino Gonzalez Juan Antonio (Spain): “The last bit of the climbing proved to be very difficult. Moreover the weather turned bad and the last 50 meters to the summit was really difficult. But the climb was memorable, especially when we reached the summit.”
(About Lhakpa Ri: The ascent up this mountain is regarded as the easiest 7000+ peak ascent. You make the ascent via the Everest Advance Base Camp.The mountain divides the upper East Rongbuk glacier and upper Kharta glacier, and lies in proximity to the mighty Mt Everest.)