Canberra climber conquers 14th peak

Kramer 6 October 2009 3

Canberra mountaineer Andrew Locke has summited the 14th peak in his quest to climb all mountains above 8000 meters in the world. Late last week he reached the peak of Mount Shishapangma in Tibet, completing his collection of the memorable and dangerous climbs. We first brought you the news of his goal when we wished him luck as he set out last month. This story gives a bit more detail into his climb, including the terrible conditions and risks he faced.

The storm delayed his descent and put him out of contact with his support team in Australia for several days.

I can only imagine what they were thinking for those days! Now it’s on to Everest, without oxygen – good luck!

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3 Responses to Canberra climber conquers 14th peak
dr phil dr phil 4:53 pm 07 Oct 09

What! My score is 16, no, thats fat chicks. any way, good on him for doing something different.

Chop71 Chop71 12:40 pm 06 Oct 09

Congratulations. A remarkable performance over a number of years and you truely deserve greater recognition for your achievements.

Good Luck with Everest again in 2010.


Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 8:56 am 06 Oct 09

A heck of an achievement by Andrew Locke and his climbing partner. And to spend a night in a storm sitting on their backpacks with no tents or anything makes you realise how much a game of chance alpine ascents are.

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