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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

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

Changtse 7543 meter

Bo on the summit of Changtse with Everest in the background

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

Mustagh Ata 7546 meter

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

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.

Lhakpa Ri 7045 meter

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

Baruntse 7129 meter

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

Danga 6238 meter

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

Pandra 6673 meter

First ascents of a Himalayan peak Three expedition climbers Allan Christensen, Jan Mathorne and Bo Belvedere Christensen attained the summit of the 6673 m Pandra in alpine style. The climb was graded TD- and was completed in the second attempt. The route follows a long glacier covered in rolling blocks, up a steep side to a ramp leading to a white glacier. Here we had a bivuak below a large boulder, then followed the white glacier to a small side moraine

Broad Peak 8047 meter

After several attempts failing due to bad weather and illness the Danish Karakoram Expedition consisting of Henrik Jessen Hansen (leader), Kim Sejberg, Jan Mathorne, and Bo Belvedere Christensen finally got started on the summit attempt on July 17th 1994. The climbers use the following camps: Camp 1 at approximately 5800 meters reached on July 17th. Camp 2 at approximately 6250 meters reached on July 18th and stay July 19th. Camp 3 at approximately 7000 meters reached on July 20th and

Dhaulagiri 8167 meter

One week after the two climbers Jan Mathorne and Bo Belvedere Christensen reached 7800 meter on the summit ridge after establishing the last two camps necessary for a summit push, Søren Smidt made a summit push and ridge the top of the mountain just before the arriving monsoon. Jan and Bo had to retreat in a ferocious storm that was threatening to blow them of the mountain but they came back to the camp on the Northeast col in good

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