Video: The First Ascent of Lunag Ri with David Lama

A few weeks back we reported that David Lama had completed the first ascent of Lunag Ri, ending a quest that had spanned three expeditions and several years. After the news broke however, there was very little information about the climb. Now, thanks to this fantastic video, we can join David on that expedition and … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2018: David Lama Completes First Ascent of Lunag Ri

Despite the fact that the major commercial teams have already headed home a few weeks ago, the fall climbing season in the Himalaya continues to unfold with some top climbers still in the region. The weather throughout Nepal and Tibet remains stable, and although it is starting to get colder there, the true bit of … Read more

Video: Conrad Anker and David Lama Walk the Line on Lunag Ri in Nepal

Back in 2016, Conrad Anker and David Lama traveled to Nepal to attempt a first ascent of Lunag Ri, a 6907-meter (22,660-ft) peak in the Himalaya. That expedition didn’t go exactly as planned however, and the two men were forced to abort their expedition just below the summit. In 2017, they returned once again and … Read more

Video: POV Footage of David Lama Climbing Lunag Ri

Last fall, mountaineers David Lama and Conrad Anker traveled to Nepal to attempt the unclimbed peak known as Lunag Ri. While they were unable to summit, they did manage to reach the mountain’s massive headwall, which was an accomplishment in its own right. This video takes us with those two men as they go up … Read more

Video: High Spirits in Nepal – Climbing Lunag Ri with David Lama and Conrad Anker

This past November, David Lama and Conrad Anker – two of the top mountaineers in the world – traveled to Nepal to attempt the first ascent of Lunag Ri, a 6907 meter (22,660 ft) peak found on the border with Tibet. The duo put in a valiant attempt, becoming the first climbers to reach the … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2013: Last Attempt On Lhotse, Over On Lunag-Ri

Two of the expeditions that we’ve been following closely this fall season in the Himalaya have come to an end, closing the season at last. With autumn drawing to a close, and heavy snows falling across the region, there will now be a break in the action while we wait for the winter expeditions to … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2013: Summit Push On Lhotse Underway

The 2013 fall climbing season in the Himalaya just seems to keep on going, despite the fact we keep wanting to declare it finished. Heavy snow across the region has made it a difficult year, particularly in the latter stages. But a few teams are still plugging away and holding out hope for late season … Read more

Himalaya Fall 2013: Snow Delays Climb On Lunag-Ri

As mentioned previously in my updates on the fall climbing season in the Himalaya, things are definitely winding down across the region. The majority of the expeditions have returned home although a few are still there and attempting to make summit bids on various mountains. Heavy snows are not making it easy however as teams … Read more