Back in July last year I wrote about this Chinese climber, Zhang Liang, and his achievements in climbing the Seven Summits, skiing to the North and South Poles and climbing the world’s 14 8000m peaks.
You can find the blog here.
At that time he only had Denali in Alaska to climb in order to complete the Seven Summits. He has now climbed Denali, summiting on 7th June 2018. A report on his achievements can be found here (see 11th June post) and here. There is also a report on a Chinese website (in English) here.
The latter report indicates that his Shishapangma summit was “only” to the central summit at 8008m rather than the main summit which is only 14m higher. But a knife-edge, corniced ridge separates the two summits. So it looks as though he will be going back next Spring to attempt the main summit.
I will be following his progress.