First ascent of Nangpai Gosum II 2017

Jost Kobusch

Category: mountain climbing
Date of Publication: Dec 18 , 2017


German alpinist Jost Kobusch (25) summited Nangpai Gosum II (7296m) on 3rd October, 2017. He took three days to reach the top. It was a solo alpine style climb.

Nangpai Gosum II was the 4th highest unclimbed peak in the world prior to this ascent. Located on the border of China and Nepal, Nangpai Gosum II is one of the three adjacent peaks of the Nangpai range, the other two being Nangpai Gosum I and Nangpai Gosum III.

Jost Kobusch initially planned to climb the South Face. Dry conditions on the route forced him to change his plan. He followed a route next to it without using safety equipment except for a harness in the event of a helicopter rescue.

Jost is renowned for his alpine style of climbing. In 2014, he was the youngest climber to summit Ama Dabalam solo. In 2016 he summited Annapurna solo without supplementary oxygen and became the youngest German to do so

For detailed expedition report Click Here.

Image Copyright: © Jost Kobusch

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