Sebastian Fuchs, Stefan Larcher & Vitus Auer: Second ascent on Himjung (7,092m)
On November 1st, 2018 we realized a long-cherished dream. During our exploration and acclimatization tours, the west ridge of the Himjung caught our eye, which runs over a 6000m peak that has not yet been climbed. We chose this logical and aesthetically pleasing route. Our efforts were rewarded with a first ascent - crossing the Himjung via the west and north ridge.
We already used the compression socks 2.0 merino when we arrived to counteract swelling of the legs from sitting for a long time. Due to the high proportion of merino wool, we were also able to wear them when approaching and one or the other running session. The big advantage is that they are not too thick, fit snugly on the foot, do not form folds and no seam can be felt.
Warm toes at the push of a button, that sounds like luxury, but it's irreplaceable when it comes to high-altitude mountaineering. The lack of oxygen leads to a lack of energy in the tissue and the first thing to do is save energy in the extremities. If your toes get cold at high altitude, you can hardly get them warm without an external heat source. Especially if you have to climb a lot on the frontal points and the toes are higher than the heels, they cool down extremely quickly. Before the last flank to the summit at about 6800m my toes went numb from the cold. It was a blessing to be able to turn on the heating of the heat sock 5.0 toe cap at that moment . I only used the heating when needed, but on the highest level. Once the toes were warmed up, I turned the heat back off. So the powerful lithium pack rcp 1800 lasted for the entire 22 hours of the tour and even at night to sleep.
- Beheizbare Produkte
- body heat system
- compression socks 2.0 merino
- Heat sock 5.0 toe cap
- lithium pack