2001: Qgir - K2 Himalaya 8000
||Qgir - K2
of the expedition are:
The Leader of the expedition, he has been a member of five
expeditions attempting summits over 8000m, which for two of
them he was a leader, he reached the summits of four
without oxygen: Cho Oyu (8201m), Gasherbrum I (8068m), Gasherbrum II
(8035m) a Lhotse (8516m) and
a leader of a successful expedition to Everest 1998.
to eightthousanders : 5
summits over 8000: 4 (Cho Oyu,
Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, Lhotse)
He is married and has a daughter named Julia and a son
named Adam Kristian. Living in Prague. He has been on
five time on eightthousand meter peak and on the two
of them as a expedition leader. As a member of
international team, he has successful climbed Cho-Oyu.
Later climbed Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II, which
was in Czech mountaineering history a second double to
the eightthousand meter peaks. On the May 13th 1999 as
a deputy leader of Himalaya 8000 Lhotse expedition, he
successful climbed main summit of Lhotse. On the 1998
has been leader of successful expedition to Everest
(North Col). Zdenek reached all of the mentioned
summits without artificial oxygen.
Simunek [Simon]: deputy
leader and founding member of Himalaya
8000, participated in 7 expeditions over 8000m, he led
5 of them and reached the summits of three without
oxygen: Shishapangma (8046 m), Makalu (8463 m) a
Lhotse (8516 m).
to eightthousanders : 7
summits over 8000 : 3 ( Shishapangma 95, Makalu 98, Lhotse 99 )
Born in July 21st, 1964 in Jicin, Czech republic.
Simon is married and has a daughter named Gabriela.
Simon started to climb in Prachov when he was 18 years
old. Then followed trips to winter High Tatras,
Kaukasus 1984, Alps 1987, Kaukasus 1990 (Ushba,
Elbrus), Pamir 1991 (Peak Fourth) etc. In the
Himalayas he was part of expeditions to Cho-Oyu 1993
(deputy leader), Dhaulagiri 1994, Shishapangma 1995
(summit October 8th, downhill from 7.300 meters,
expedition leader), Manaslu 1996 (expedition leader),
Makalu 1998 (summit May 19th, expedition leader), Lhotse
1999 (summit May 12th, expedition leader).
Jaros: participated in several Himalayan expeditions
and other world ridges, reached the summit of Mt.
EVEREST the 1998 as the second Czech in history
to eightthousanders : 2
summits over 8000 : 1 ( Mt.
Everest 98 )
Born in April 29th, 1964 in Czech Republic. Radek is
married and has a daughter named Andrea and son Ondra.
Radek started to climb in 1982 in Ceskomoravska
vrchovina. Then followed Tatras, Tansan, Pamir a
Himalayas. Some of the his important achievements
sixthousander Pik Moskevske pravdy (1989) and
fivethousander Pik Ucitel (1989). In 1994 he had an
unsuccessful attempt at Everest summit. He later
returned to Everest in 1998, when he reached summit as
second from Czech Republic without oxygen. His last
successful peak was South American Huaskaran.
Moravek: participated in several expeditions to the
world mountains, reached the summits of Mt. McKinley,
Ama Dablam, Lhotse (8516 m) without oxygen. He was a
leader of several expeditions such as Dhaulagiri
to eightthousanders : 4
summits over 8000 : 1 ( Lhotse
Born in July 24th, 1961 in Czech republic. Josef is
married and has a daughter named Martina and son
Peter. Josef started to climb in Moravsky Kras and
later on he climbed in Tatras and Russia. In 1990 he
reached summit of Mount McKinley in Alaska. First
attempt of eightthousander was Broad Peak in 1994
(8,047m). This expedition ended after the death of two
Czech climbers from the team. Later followed
successful climbs of Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya,
Spicberks, Ama Dablam, and in Himalayas -Mt. Everest
(8,848m), where using north face Josef reached north
saddle in 7,300m and successful expedition Lhotse
1999. Expedition Dhaulagiri 1999 ended after the death
of one of the members of this international team.
presently the best Czech female climber. Sona has participated
in expedition Pumo-Ri 1995, reached summit
of Mt. McKinley 1997, Makalu (8463 m) 1998 and Lhotse
(8516m) in 1999. She reached all of the previously
mentioned eight thousanders as the first female in the
world without oxygen and she holds the Czech female
to eightthousanders : 2
summits over 8000 : 2 ( Makalu
98 without oxygen,
Lhotse 99 )
Sona was born September 22nd, 1971 in Boskovice, Czech
republic. She is married without children. Sona has
been active in sports since childhood. Mainly skiing,
cross - country skiing, hiking, and running. In 1990
she studied teaching, math, and physical training with
a focus on outdoor sports in FTVS. Out of all the
sports Sona had tried, she was attracted to climbing
the most. How about big mountains? Dachstein 1993,
climbing in France (Chamonix). While still at school,
Sona joined the expedition to Pumori 1995. In May 1997
she reached the summit of McKinley (the highest
mountain in North America 6,194m). In 1998 she became
the first woman in the Europe to reach the summit of
Makalu (8,463m) without the aid of man-made oxygen.
Other expeditions that Sona has successfully completed
include: Skialp Austria 1992, Rumania 1994, Poland
1995, Austria 1998, and Ukraine 1998. In 1999 she was
part of the expedition to Lhotse (8,516m) and become
the second woman to reach that summit, and the first
woman ever to reach that summit without the aid of
Ondrej [Bouda]: founding member of Himalaya 8000, present to
seven Himalayan expeditions: Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Shishapangma,
Manaslu, Makalu, and Lhotse a Kangchenjunga. In 1993 led a
successful expedition to Cho Oyu.
to eightthousanders : 6
Bouda was born May 10th, 1956 in Jicin, Czech
republic. He is married and has a daughter named Dita.
Bouda started to climb by himself at the age of 13 in
Prachov. In 1979 he joined Pavel Krupka, Zdenek and
Pavel Weingartlers as first ever to climb over Cimme
di Lavarde, using superdiretissima in Cima Grande.
From 1998 he climb Kaukasus, Pamir, three times Peak
Fourth, two times Peak Korzenevskaja (7150m), south
ridge of Schara, Elbrus, Ushba, Ullutau, Fanske mountains,
etc. Bouda also joined Himalayas expeditions to Cho
Oyu 1993 (expedition leader), Dhaulagiri 1994,
Shishapangma 1995 (deputy leader), Manaslu 1996
(deputy leader), Makalu 1998 (deputy leader) and Lhotse
1999 (deputy leader).
Skrivanek [Skrivan]: founding member Himalaya 8000, participated
in 4 expeditions over 8000m, reached summit of Shishapangma
(8046m) without oxygen.
to eightthousanders : 4
summits over 8000 : 1 ( Shishapangma 95 )
Skrivan was born in December 11th, 1966.
He started to climb in Prachov when he was 14 years
old. Than followed trips to Tatras, Alps, and Pamir
(1991, 1992). In the Himalayas he was part of
expeditions to Cho-Oyu
1994, Shishapangma 1995
Dorjee Sherpa: experienced Himalayan climber, member
of several Himalayan expeditions as Sherpa and porter.
Last four years he was closely working with Himalaya
8000 and with them reached Makalu (8463 m) and Lhotse
to eightthousanders : 10
summits over 8000 : 3 ( Makalu, Lhotse,
Born in Makalu region. Now living in Sonam. He is
married and he has a three children. Lhakpa started
his mountaineering as a local porter, then as a sirdar
of trekking groups, specially for Nepal Trans
Himalayan Explorer Ltd, directed by Mr. Pasang Dawa
Sherpa. He has a many experiences from about 20
expeditions as a high altitude porter.
On the 1996 first joined our Himalaya 8000 team as an
altitude porter. On May 19th 1998 successful climbed
Makalu and a year later on May 12th a main summit of Lhotse.
On the Himalaya 8000 Kangchenjunga has been a first
time as a Sirdar. Now Lhakpa joined team as a member
of K2 & Broad Peak.
but not on the K2 Expedition as we understand it:
to eightthousanders : 1
Born in March 20th, 1961 in Jesenik, Czech republic.
Vladimir is married and has daughters named Barbora
and Marie. Vladimir started to climb when he was 17
years old in Jesenik and Ostrava, where he was
registered member of the climbing club. In the 80's he
was climbing in High Tatra and in the 90's he was
climbing in Alps, Dachstein, Marmolada in Dolomites,
and Matterhorn. In 1998 Vladimir joined expedition to
the fifth highest mountain in Central Nepal Makalu
8,463m. In the same year he revived activities of his
own climbing club Nevada in Ostrava.
to eightthousanders : 1
summits over 8000 : 1 ( Manaslu
Born in November 27th, 1967 in Benesov - Prague.
Martin is married and has a daughter named Anicka.
Martin started in Hostynske Vrchy (Skalny, Lukov,
Drzkova) when he was 16 years old. After his 19th
birthday he climbed mostly in Tatras. Then followed
solo climbing over of High Tatras, winter solo over
West Tatras, and four walls in Kacaci Dolina (Rumanuv
Stit, Zlobiva, Ganek, Kacaci Mnich) climbed in one
day. In Tatras he climbed about 140 different routes.
He's lived in the Czech Republic and the American city
of Seattle since 1991. Martin climbs in Kaskadove
Hory, Rockies, Yosemite, North Face in Alps, Pamir,
solo over Poland Glazier, Aconcagua Argentina,
Cassinuv pilir na Mt. McKinley alpine style Alaska
1995, first solo crossing over Mt. Logan Yukon Canada
1998. In Himalaya - Manaslu 8,163m 1999 (summit).
of the Czech Expeditions
(8612 m), Summer 2001, Variant Abruzzi's Pillar: