“That we have returned safely is the most important thing!” – Oscar Cadiach
Oscar Cadiach Puig returned safely to Kathmandu after being rescued from the Kanchenjunga base camp by Fishtail Air’s helicopter. He was caught after a failed summit attempt in C3 by a storm last week. He needed two days to descend – a Sherpa team was sent from BC in order to break trail until they met Oscar.
Oscar and two other team members visited Explore Himalaya’s office before departing for Spain. He spoke briefly about his experience.
Oscar: “The expedition was a good experience. Our camp was in the middle of the glacier. We met many international expeditions..there were around 6-7 groups. We had our chance to make a summit bid.From the nine members, three people successfully reached the summit. I tried to summit alone but it was very difficult.The weather condition worsened. Though I was not able to summit, I enjoyed the expedition. It was a great experience. There were difficult rescues with the Nepali team working to make way for my safe descent. I am thankful to them.
I am happy that we all were able to return safely. From Kathmandu we send our great regards to our friends and families back in Spain.That we have returned safely is the most important thing!”
Oscar Cadiach Puig, expedition leader
Explore Himalaya organizes Kanchenjunga Expedition
Team members of K2 Guies Kanchenjunga Expedition 2009 left Kathmandu on 8th April. The expedition leader is Oscar Puig Cadiach from Spain. The team members will take the trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp from Tambawa to Pa khola, and then to Mamankhe, Yamphudin, Chitre and Ramze. Tentatively , 21st April to 21st May has been fixed as the team’s climbing period. Explore Himalaya has organized the logistics for this expedition.
1. Oscar Puig Cadiach – Spain
2. Jose Ramon Lasa Berastegui – Spain
3. Juan Jose Garra Lorenzo – Spain
4. Alberto Cerain Berastegui – Spain
5. Julen Gotzon Requeta Anton – Spain
6. Kinga Baranowska – Poland
7. Francisco Javier Goni Lobera – Spain
8. Franisco Miguel Fernandez Gomez – Spain
9. Josep Oriol Ribas Duiro – Andorra
The expedition Sirdar is Phurba Pasang Sherpa.
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