Thursday, August 29, 2013

New 8000 meter peaks?

I guess Nepal has finally let the cat out of the bag and revealed several new 8000 meter peaks you can buy permits for. I think this article said there will be 5 to start with, and "many" of them have summits "way above 26,000'"

As far as I know there are 14 recognized 8000 meter peaks. I'm curious where these have been hiding and if the 14x8km climbers will have to come out of retirement.