The Kunyang Chhish still has virgin summits and the east peak had been the object of several previous parties. After two attempts defeated by storm, Simon Anthamatten (Switzerland), Hansjörg and Matthias Auer (Austria) climbed the 2,700m mixed Southwest face in six days, two of which were spent trapped at 6,700m by foul weather. The corniced summit ridge, with its baroque architecture, proved spectacular.

Nel gruppo del Kunyang Chhish c'era una vetta ancora inviolata, sulla quale avevano fatto un tentativo nel 2006 Steve House e Vince Anderson. La parete sud-ovest era l'obiettivo di Simon Anthamatten e dei fratelli Hansjörg e Matthias Auer. I primi due hanno provato a salire ma la tempesta li ha bloccati a 7.000 metri. Il secondo tentativo è stato vanificato dalla neve. Il 14 luglio sono ripartiti tutti e tre, compreso Matthias reduce da un infortunio al pollice. Il 15 sono giunti a 6.600 metri, il 16 sono saliti di altri 200 metri ma l'arrivo di una tempesta li ha costretti a rifugiarsi in un crepaccio. Il 18 hanno superato alcuni tratti molto complessi prima della traversata che li ha portati in cresta. Il 19 luglio sono in vetta alle 12.30.

Video by Vinicio Stefanello ( & Francesco Mansutti for the Piolets d'Or 2014. Courmayeur, Chamonix - Mont Blanc.

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