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Hungarian Everest Expedition 2017

Photographer: Balazs Mohai


Hungarian climbers David Klein and Szilard Suhajda, members of the Hungarian Everest Expedition 2017, started their adventure in Kathmandu, Nepal in March 2017 and stayed at Everest Base Camp to acclimatize and prepare for the 8,848 meter climb.


The pair’s goal was to become the first Hungarians in mountaineering history to reach the earth's highest peak without oxygen tanks.


Unfortunately, the climbers were forced to give up their mission in May 2017. Suhajda fell sick and two days later, Klein also decided to abandon the climb and descend from 8,200 meters down the mountain due to poor weather.


For now, their quest to ascend the Everest unassisted remains beyond reach, but the two were wise to abandon their climb. Oxygen levels above 8,000 meters are too low for a normal human to survive – after all, this is why it's known as the 'death zone'.