Conrad Anker

Climbing Lunag Ri

Let me preface this by saying I used to climb, not a lot of alpine climbing like what’s depicted here, but serious rock climbing on big walls in various places including Yosemite Valley.

This video shows David Lama and Conrad Anker as they become the first expedition to reach the headwall of Lunag Ri, a mountain that’s over 22,000 feet tall on the border of Nepal and Tibet.

This is very serious stuff and these guys are the best in the world at it. Still, it makes my stomach uneasy to see it.

More on the Lunag Ri expedition here: See David Lama’s expedition to an unclimbed peak.

There are images of mixed rock, snow, and ice climbing like this in the movie Meru which also features Conrad Anker and if you’re into this stuff, is well worth seeing.

[via Sploid]