Himalaya 2014

August 19th 2014 Sebastian Haag and I started once more a ski-expedition to the Himalaya. This time was not only one 8000 high mountain the plan but two of them.

Both summits Shisha Pangma ( 8013 m ) and Cho Oyu (8201 m ) were planned to climb in a time frame of 7 days. Outside of this the distance between the basecamps of the summits should be covered exclusively ‘by fair means’  – with the mountain bike or by foot.

An endeavor in permanent immense hight and without artificial oxygen.

The idea to climb two 8000 m mountains in a row is not as crazy as it might sound. It was done before and it even makes sense. Being already used to the hight the major effort is by far less.

But it never came so far.

September 24th 2014 an avalanche took Sebastian Haag’s and Andrea Zambaldi’s life.

With them a part of me also died.

I go often to the mountains. On many peaks that Basti and I used to climb am standing now alone. This is my way to have him around me, to mourn and to remember in deep gratefulness our times together.

Weitere Expeditionen

  • Speed Expedition on Dhaulagiri VII (7,246 M) 2019

    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
  • Speed Transalp Nonstop

    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
  • Mount Damavand 2018

    From sea level up to 5.671 meters above sea level with a distance of 130 km – with one push.

    9. April 2018
  • Etna 2016

    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