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Makalu Expedition Spring 2014

MIKE HORN AND FRED ROUX REACH THE SUMMIT OF MAKALU (8'463m) WITHOUT THE USE OF ADDITIONAL OXYGEN OR HIGH ALTITUDE PORTERS

On the 17th of May 2014, South African explorer Mike Horn and Swiss mountain guide/alpinist Fred Roux reach the summit of Makalu without the use of additional oxygen or high altitude porters.

Mike Horn and Fred Roux left advanced base camp at 5'700m at midday on the 16th of May and climbed that afternoon to their first camp at 6'800m. The following day they climbed up to 7'500m, stopping for some hours rest before doing the summit push to 8'463m in the early hours of the 17th of May.