A few days ago I spoke about Edurne Passaban’s adventure. She wantes become the first woman to climb the fourteen “Eight Thousand” on the planet.
Well, Edurne Pasaban had to settle for being the second woman to get it as the Korean climber Oh Eun Sun crowned, this past 27/04, the Annapurna peak, becoming the first woman to climb the fourteen “Eight Thousand”.
Two climbers competed to get this title. Two were located in the basecamp of their last ascent: the Korean climber in the Annapurna basecamp and the Spanish climber in Pagma Sishma basecamp.
But the controversy is served: the Spanish climber had previously expressed doubts about whether the South Korean had crowned the Kanchenjunga peak: the third highest mountain in the world, the highest in India, and the second highest in Nepal.
Fueling this controversy, three hours after the Korean’s feat, Edurne posted a message on Twitter: “Cold and snowy here in Chinese basecamp. Congratulations to those who today have climed Annapurna. We will continue with our work, time will tell.” She was making a clear reference to the controversy surrounding the Kachenjunga peak.