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Yannick Graziani and Christian Trommsdorff, alpinists celebrated for their extremely long and difficult routes in the greater ranges, have added another climb to their repertoire. From October 11-15, the pair worked up the south spur of Nemjung (7140m), a lesser-known peak in the Nepalese Himalaya near Manaslu, the pair’s original objective.
The Frenchmen climbed 2300 meters of mostly ice, mixed and snow to the top of the south wall. They gave the 45 pitches a grade of ED+.
They did not summit, however. Trommsdorff was injured on October 14 when a chunk of ice struck him in the helmet. Close to the ridgeline, he and Graziani continued to the top of the wall, which they reached the next afternoon. They descended on October 16.
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