PHOTOS: Bolts On Everest

by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC May/2009
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+Willie Benegas 1, 111 kb Last week we ran a news item from Kenton Cool detailing the recent placing of bolts at the Yellow Band on Everest.

"The Yellow Band is one of the most noticeable features on the South Side of Everest. It sweeps through Nuptse and Lhotse before cutting through Everest itself." explained Kenton.

We now have images of the bolting sent in by Mara Larson and taken by Adrian Ballinger.

The photos show Willie Benegas placing the new bolts that will anchor the fixed lines at the Yellow Band.

Kenton stated:

"The fixing of a number of bolts at this spot isn't "murdering the impossible" but a sensible act that will without a doubt save lives of Sherpas, Western climbers and guides alike."

  • You can read the initial report here: UKC News

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