Tomáš Galásek

(Czech Republic)

Heavenly Trap

The first ascent of the west face of the Baruntse by the Czechs Marek Holeček and Radoslav Groh is a dramatic battle for every metre’s progress. Only just in time, they make it to Lukla before the lockdown is announced. Taking advantage of a narrow window of benign weather, they finally begin their ascent. But the real trial still lies ahead of them. As they fight their way up to the summit, traversing steel-hard ice and rocky obstacles, the weather suddenly turns. Imprisoned in their bivouac, the two Czechs wait for five days before the storm subsides and the mountain finally releases them.


Tschechisch / engl. UT


Alpinism & Expeditions


36 min




Tomáš Galásek