Video: The First Ascent of Nyainqentangla Southeast in Tibet

Back in October of 2016, alpinists Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden made the historic first ascent of a 7046-meter (23,116 ft.) peak in Tibet called Nyainqentangala along the Southeast Face. This section of the mountain had rarely been visited and the valley that surrounds it largely unexplored. But the two men went anyway on what would be their first major expedition together. It took them seven days to complete the ascent along the mountain’s North Buttress, earning them a Piolet d’Or in the process. This video takes us along on that expedition, giving us a glimpse of what it was like to climb in alpine style on this massive and very difficult mountain. It was quite a challenge to say the least.

Kraig Becker