Barmasse Attempts North Face Of Karakorum's 'Ogre'added Jun/2012, see all The North Face news & reviews
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Barmasse, Daniele Bernasconi and Martin Peterlongo's attempt on Ogre's North Face will require a 2,500m technical climb, alpine style, and a prolonged stay in Snow Lake; an ice field located at the base of a small arctic glacier. The team will arrive at base camp early July after a journey by foot and 4x4 along the Biafo and Sin Gang glacier up to the Snow Lake. At base camp, the team will begin their acclimatisation with several first ascents waiting for a fair weather window. It's expected the expedition will last for 55 days.
Barmasse explains his reasons for attempting the climb: "For me, mountaineering exploration is found where there is uncertainty and a confrontation with nature. Logistical difficulties combined with a hostile environment forces the climber to accept risk and icy conditions as climbing companions. Ogre fully sums up this concept. It signifies the way I do mountaineering: away from the common routes, from the crowd, looking for myself, and my limits."
Herve Barmasse is sponsored by The North Face.
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