Benedikt Böhm and Sebastian Haag together with the Canadian extreme-skier and filmmaker Greg Hill are traveling in August to the sixth highest mountain of the world – the Cho Oye in Tibet. The goal of the team: speed-climbing followed by a ski-run to the basecamp. But it ended differently …
Only 24 hours is the time frame for Benedikt Böhm and Sebastian Haag to ascent from the basecamp to the peak of the Cho Oyu ( 8.188 m ) and the following ski-run. To acclimatize for their great venture they took a different mountain, the Mera Peak ( 6.461 m )in Nepal. There is still Monsoon season so they struggle through the never ending masses of water together with 17 friends. In the end they get lucky. The planned day for the ascent to the peak is the only one without rain – at the end of the day all the friend are standing together on the summit of Mera Peak !
But then everything will be different than planned. They have to change from Cho Oyu to Manaslu ( 8163 m ). The reason: the Chinese officials do not let the expedition-team enter Tibet. Benedikt Böhm and Basti Haag return to the mountain where they already 2007 struggled : the Manaslu in Nepal.
Back in time they were forced to turn around at meter 7300 because of the danger from avalanches. So the desire arises even stronger now to try again the speed-climbing that was long before planned. They consciously abstain from artificial oxygen and helpers. They are on tour with a minimum of baggage. Two to three liters of water and 20-30 power-gels have to be enough for these 24 hours. No tent will be there in case of emergency to find shelter. After weeks of acclimatizing and days of bad weather conditions the peak becomes reachable.The team of Benedikt Böhm and a couple of other expedition members are leaving the basecamp towards the higher camp …
Speed mountaineer and DYNAFIT managing director Benedikt “Bene” Böhm climbed Dhaulagiri VII in Nepal on Oct. 15 in new record time. The 42-year-old started his speed ascent from base camp at 4,903 meters (16,086 feet). He only needed 6 hours and 6 minutes to reach the summit at 7,246 m (23,773 feet).16. October 2019
On March 9th and 10th 2019 Böhm crossed over the Alps from north to south with no stop on his touring-skis in only 28 hours and 45 minutes.11. March 2019
From sea level up to 5.671 meters above sea level with a distance of 130 km – with one push.9. April 2018
Im Winter 2016 planten Beni Böhm, Schorsch Nickaes und Patrick Jost eine spektakuläre Speedbegehung vom Meer auf den Gipfel des Ätna (3.500 Meter) in einem Push. Einen aktiven Vulkan hatte noch keiner der drei höchst erfahrenen Bergsteigern je erklommen.10. April 2016