Climbers make first ascent of Linku Chuli; Canadian couple to attempt Ardang Peak

KATHMANDU: At least seven climbers including four female members of the ‘LalaMove Virgin Peak Expedition’ scaled Linku Chuli 2 in the Rolwaling Valley making the first-ever successful ascent of the unclimbed peak, according to expedition organiser.

Dinesh Tamang, Managing Director at Sherpa Shepherds Pvt Ltd, said that women climbers including Kanchhi maya Tamang (31) from Nepal, Margaritta Lucia Silvestre (30) from Peru, Yin Hung Tsang (43) from China and Ma Soledad Castro Serrano (46) from Mexico stood atop the 6,659-metre peak in the Rolwaling valley at around 10:00 am on October 28.

Along with the women team, Nima Gyalzen Sherpa, Mingma Nuru Sherpa and Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa also stood atop the mountain from the North route exploring the new adventure opportunities for the world climbers in Nepal’s Himalayan regions, Tamang said.

Meanwhile, renowned climber Ang Tshering Lama of Angs Himalayan Adventure Pvt. Ltd has already left for western Nepal to attempt to climb Ardang Peak in Humla district, according to the Department of Tourism. Lama is leading a three-member expedition on 6,034-metre peak.

Other members of the team include a Canadian couple - Bryce Brown and his wife Sunny Telwaker. Though an attempt to scale the mountain was failed earlier, the climbers aimed to make the first successful ascent of Ardang Peak this season, according to Lama.