Romanian-born Horia Colibasanu, who has successfully ascended six 8,000-meter mountains, will attempt to ascend Mt. Everest (8.848 m) without supplementary oxygen and Sherpa, expedition-style, in 2014.
Horia’s climbing partner will be Peter Hamor (Slovakia), atop of ten 8,000-meter mountains so far, and one of the best mountaineers nowadays.
Horia made the announcement on Tuesday, December 10th, in front of an audience of 400 people at the Western University in Timisoara.
Horia Colibasanu, now 36, has ascended three out of the world’s five most dangerous 8,000-meter peaks: Annapurna, K2 and Dhaulagiri. He carried out those expedition-style – without supplementary oxygen. Five out his six successful ascents were firsts for Romania.
Horia has attended 15 international expeditions spanning his career (as of 2013), joining climbing partners from various countries, such as Slovakia, Russia, Spain and Poland. Click here to read about his successful attempts at extreme altitude: http://horiacolibasanu.com/expeditions/.
Mount Everest (8.848m) is the tallest in the world and is located at the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). Its Tibetan name, Chomolungma, means Goddess Mother of the world.
Everest Peak was first reached in 1953, by legendary Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay (Nepal). Up to 2012, Mount Everest had registered 5,656 successful ascents, most of them with additional oxygen and Sherpa.