Thursday 19th October 2017, three French mountain guides opened a new climbing route in pure alpine style, in the south face of Nuptse, Nepal.
The Nuptse south face, one of the most coveted walls in the world, ia a 2,500m face of steep rock and ice, 4 km across and topping out at 7,861m at the highest point.
According to Le Dauphine, this three mountain guides composing the Gang des Moustaches: Hélias Millerioux, mountain guide based in Chamonix and his two companions Frédéric Degoulet from Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières (Hautes-Alpes region) and Niçois Benjamin Guigonne, engraved their name yesterday, Thursday 19th October 2017, in the middle of the day.
With only four ascents by big names in alpinism, this new climbing route up this face will put the Gang des Moustaches into the history books.
Nuptse South Face in alpine style