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
Category Archives: Expeditions
Danish climber Bo Belvedere Christensen is planning a second attempt on Dhaulagiri in the spring of 2017, read more here.
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
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
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
Succes on Changtse in the spring of 2013. Bo Belvedere Christensen leading an expedition to the North side of Mt. Everest attempted the Northern summit of Everest from the North Col during the acclimatisation to Everest. Climbing to around 7300 meter a few days previously Bo knew that the last part was going to be very steep climbing over broken ground. On May 16th 2013 he climbed the remaining part experiencing very dangerous rock condition on the last part. Climbing
Leading an expedition to the 7546 meter high Musthagh Ata standing in the Xinjiang province of China, Bo Belvedere Christensen reached 7200 meter during a summit attempt in stormy conditions. The rest of the team members were caught in the storm lower down the mountain. Unfortunately, there was no time for further summit attempts. Therefore, the height reached by Bo was the high point for the expedition.
During 2009 Bo Belvedere Christensen lead a succesful expedition to the 7045 meter high Everest neighbour Lhakpa Ri. On September 26th Bo and four of his clients reached the summit. Summit climbers were: Cecilia Emilia Hjort Frederiksen Rikke Højland Bent Nielsen Susanne Jakobsen The expedition was arranged by danish tour operator Kipling Travel in cooperation with Nepalese tour agent Explore Himalaya. Watch the video from the expedition on youtube
In 2008 Bo Belvedere Christensen (BBC), one of the initiators of the Danish Himalayan Society, lead an expedition to the beatifull mountain, Baruntse. It was a very succesful expedition with the following achievements: BBC summited on May 15th together with 2 of his 4 clients. Furthermore the expedition summited Baruntse II as the first danish climbers. Baruntse II is 6720 meters high. During acclimatisation the group reached Mera Peak Central (6461 meter) and Mera Peak North (6476 meter). Bo and
Only four days after the succesful ascent of the virgin mountain Pandra, the tree climbers Allan Christensen, Jan Mathorne, and Bo Belvedere Christensen did it again; climbed a previously unascended mountain. This time the goal was the 6238 meter high Danga southwest of Pandra in the Northeastern Nepal close to the border to Tibet and Sikkim. They left the bivuak at app. 5200 meter at around tree o’clock in the morning together with Henrik Jessen Hansen, who unfortunately had to