Danish climbers Kristoffer Szilas and Martin Ploug have made the first ascent of Ren Zhong Feng in Sichuan, China.
"On the way down from the summit Martin slipped while trying to place an ice screw and fell 30 metres down the 1000 metre west face, but luckily I managed to do a classic ridge jump onto the east face just in time and thus saved both our lives...."
such awesome news - not to take anything away from the other news on UKC, (Extreme repeats, hard bouldering problem repeated etc) as I enjoy it all - but this kind of thing inspires the romantic and exploratory climber in me so much more.
A first ascent of a remote mountain in 2009 - what a feeling that must be.
In reply to lostintranslation: Thanks Lost, that has made my day, and congratulations to Kristoffer Szilas and Martin Ploug - that looks like an amazing trip.
I think it's great that there is an audience for a wide range of climbing news and it certainly keeps me motivated.
Some more adventure mountain news coming this week.
kristoffer09 Dec 2009
I've put a small slide show on Youtube with photos from the ascent of Ren Zhong Feng. If adventurous climbing is your thing then western Sichuan and eastern Tibet is definitely the place you should go. Have a look at Tom Nakamura's photos and make your pick..