MountEverest.net is reporting that Dodo Kopold will go for two double summits in the Himalaya this year. The Slovakian climber is already in Kathmandu with one team to attempt Spring climbs of Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma. The plan is to attack the big wall on Cho Oyu first, where the intend to spend four days climbing with just the bare minimum of equipment that won’t even include a tent. From there, they’ll move to Shisha to complete the Spring “two-fer”.
In the Summer, Dodo will join Piort Morawski and Peter Hamor for Nanga Parbat and a new route on K2 this summer. The plan being that they’ll train and acclimatize on Nanga Parbat before moving over to the tougher, and more deadly, K2 by about mid-July or so.
Seems like a very ambitious schedule for Dodo. I guess he’ll be well acclimatized by the Summer attempt on K2. It would be pretty amazing to see him summit all four in a matter of a few months, but this will be not small feat regardless. It should at least be interesting to watch him give it a try.
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