JOSEP MANUEL ANGLADA

Josep Manuel Anglada does not need to be introduced. He was an outstanding mountaineer during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Together with his friends Francesc Guillamon, Joan Cerdà, Heinz Pokorski, Jordi Pons, etc., he has taken part in many ascents and has completed a brilliant career with his own style.


ÒSCAR CADIACH
Barcelona 1952, a Catalan alpinist.

On August 28th, 1985, he was the first Catalan alpinist to reach the Everest summit with Antoni Sors and Carles Vallès.

He is the Catalan alpinist who has climbed more eight-thousanders.

Everest (twice), Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyo (twice), Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Shishapangma.

He was the first westerner to climb the north face of the Everest without oxygen.

He is also a photographer and a skilled outdoor cameraman. He has made several films of his expeditions and has won several prizes. Updated in 2006



NIL BOHIGAS

Nil Bohigas’s life is full of adventures and challenges. In 1984, he opened a new route in Central Annapurna with Enric Lunas, after having spent 7 nights bivouacking on the face. In 1988 he climbed the Everest and then he descended hang-gliding. In 1991, he was the first Spanish mountaineer to ski solo to the North Pole.

In 1992, he did a solo expedition to the North Pole, but 70 km before the objective, had to withdraw due to water channel he could not cross. He had already done 770 km in 78 days.

 

ERHARD LORETAN

El suís Erhard Loretan, el tercer home en fer els catorze cims de vuit mil metres, té una de les biografies alpines més apassionants dels darrers vint anys. Una passió il·limitada per l’alta muntanya, una excepcional fisiologia per l’alçada, una atracció irresistible per la dificultat i una estricta ètica alpina són els elements que han guiat la seva trajectòria. Fent cordada amb Jean Troillet o André Georges les seves escalades o encadenaments han donat una nova dimensió a l’alpinisme i l’himalaisme. Loretan, com Bonatti, Messner o Kukukza, és un d’aquests alpinistes que estan sempre un pas al davant dels altres i marquen la línia a seguir
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