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My book on the Himalayas

I worked on this book for almost seven years, and finally I finished it in the spring of 2020. It is close to 600 pages packed with pictures and information taking its starting point in my own adventures on the highest mountains on the planet. You get the exploration history of the Himalayas, the story of the ascents of the first major mountains, the early attempts on mountains like K2, Mount Everest and many others. There is success, hardship, and

World’s 10 highest mountains

Camp 2 at approximately

The list of the world’s highest mountains seems endless. This list is based on the 10 highest mountains in the world. Therefore, if you have a big interest in mountaineering or trekking, (more info at Kipling Travel) this list is made for you. If you have a desire to climb the 10 highest mountains in the world, your next travel destination should be Asia. Asia not only offers stunning and high mountains, but also many different cultures, exciting wildlife, and

Video from acclimatisation trip to Aconcagua

Preben and Bo on the summit of Aconcagua February 2015

Before going to Mount Everest in the spring of 2015, a trip that unfortunately was cancelled after the huge earthquake disaster hit Nepal also shaking Mount Everest, I went to Argentina for acclimatisation. I climbed mountains in the Vallecitos area up to almost 6000 meter and went on to climb Aconcagua. I made video documentation from the trip, a video that I have now finished editing and made public on youtube. You can see it here below. If you like

Mount Everest earthquake

Bo in front of Mount Everest on The North Side 2015

April 25th 2015 an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale shook Eastern and Central Nepal including bordering areas of Tibet. I was climbing on the North Side of Mount Everest during the earthquake where the damages were not so severe. On the South Side of the mountain the earthquake started a major avalanche from the slopes of Pumori. The avalanche killed 19 people in Everest Basecamp and injured around 40 some of which severely. But the earthquake was

Support Challenge of the 14, climbing all the 8-thousand meter peaks

Bo in the steepest part of the climb between camp 1 and 2, Cho Oyu fall 2014, carrying Osprey Pack Aether 70, picture taken with Fujifilm XQ1

Danish mountaineer Bo Belvedere Christensen has started his long planned project to climb all the 8-thousand meter mountains in the world. He has summited Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I and recently Cho Oyu (picture right from the climb). He calls his project “Challenge of the 14” abbreviated COT14. You can find more information on his website or follow him on Facebook and Instagram. But best of all you could support his project through Kickstarter. Click the picture below to get

New pictures in the gallery

Summit of Lhakpa Ri with happy climbers, Bo enjoys one of those perfect days in the mountains

Welcome yet another time to the site for The Danish Himalayan Society. Enjoy the growing picture galleries. I’ve added pictures to the galleries: Ama Dablam Dhaulagiri Broad Peak Everest 1996 from our expeditions to these mountains. Enjoy Bo Belvedere Christensen

Explore the Himalayas with us

Welcome to Since 1988 we have explored the beautiful mountains of the Himalayas. Climbing and mountaineering has been our game and we continue to publish information about expeditions on these pages. You can get information on expeditions to: Ama Dablam – we climbed the mountain before fixed lines and commercial expeditions Dhaulagiri – the first 8000 meter peak scaled by a danish climber Broad Peak Gasherbrum I Mount Everest Climbing virgin peaks like Pandra and Danga – 6000+ peaks

Cho Oyu / Shishapangma double expedition 2014

Cho Oyu from the north

In the fall of 2014 Bo Belvedere Christensen of the Danish Himalayan Society will be attempting a double 8000 meter expedition. The goal is to acclimatise on and climb Cho Oyu, the worlds sixth highest mountain reaching 8201 meter. After this Bo will move on to Shishapangma, which by its ordinary route is supposed to be the easiest 8-thousand meter peak. But Bo is not intent on climbing Shishapangma the easy way. In stead he will attempt the south face

2013 Everest without oxygen

Bo gennem ishul Everest

Everest 2013 spring expedition. Bo Belvedere Christensen tried to become the first danish climber to summit without oxygen bottles. Bo led a tree man/woman expedition to the north side of Mt. Everest attempting the classical North Col route. The two participants, Rikke Hoejland and Martin Cederkrantz, reached the summit in late May, while Bo attempting without oxygen bottles was a few days behind. Luckily, Bo rescued two foreign climbers coming down from the summit totally exhausted. Unhappily, this meant that

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