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Monday, September 25, 2006
Romanian to Climb Himalayan Peak Tsartse

According to Rompress, the Romanian mountain climber Constantin Lacatusu will start on a new expedition to the Himalayas, together with two German mountaineers Gotz Wiegand and Frank Meutzner.

The three men will try to climb Tsartse Peak (6,346 metres), situated in the north of the Kingdom of Nepal, near the border with Tibet, China, in the Himalayan group Dhaula Himal. Still unclimbed, Tsartse Peak is situated north of Dhaulagiri, in a region that is very little known and visited.

Constantin Lacatusu is the Romanian with the most significant alpine portfolio: first Romanian 8,000 metres ascent (Broad Peak - 8,047 metres, in 1992), first Romanian atop Mount Everest (8,850 metres, in 1995), the first Romanian private person climbing on an 8.000 metre high mountain (Cho Oyu - 8,201 metres, in 1998), first Romanian winner on the world's highest peaks (1993-2001), over 30 foreign ascents as a premiere for Romania, three world premieres, and 10 expeditions to the Himalayas.

Photo of Lacatusu originally uploded by Evenimentul Zilei

The story was first published online on September 20 by Rompres and today by Evenimentul Zilei. The Romanian daily also published an interview with the Romanian climber. Story and interview in Romanian here.

According to the same daily, the whole expedition, comprising of four stages will take 46 days and has an over 40,000 dollars budget. More than half of this amount, covered mainly by sponsors, are trasportation and accomodation expenses.

Let's all wish them good luck in winning this battle against nature.

Tags: Himalayas, Tsartse, Constantin Lacatusu, Climbing, Romanian Climbers, Alpine Sports
posted by Alina @ 5:19 PM  
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