Everest - Park’s Korean Route - 2009

In May 2009 a South Korean team climbed Everest via a new route on the southwest face.

Everest ( 8848m )

First ascent of Park’s Korean Route

Himalaya, Nepal

60° - 85°, 5.9

20 May 2009

Climbed by Jin Jan-chang, Kang Ki-seok, Shin Dong-min, Park Young-seok

A South Korean team has climbed Everest via a new route on the southwest face. The route is on the left-hand side of the face, left of the Soviet 1982 route. Fixed ropes and supplementary oxygen were used.

The route joins the west ridge at 8350m, with difficulties of 5.9 crossing a rock band at 8100m.

The team was made up of 6 Korean climbers and eight Sherpas. Jin Jan-chang, Kang Ki-seok, Shin Dong-min, and Park Young-seok reached the summit of Everest on 20 May and then descended the normal route via the southeast ridge and South Col.

South Korean teams had attempted a similar line in 2007 and 2008.

More about this ascent

External references for this climb.

Everest in the Ascent Book

Other climbs on Everest in the Himalayan Climbs mountaineering database

Mountain Facts

Everest, khumbu, Nepal

N 27° 59′ 17.88″ W 86° 55′ 31.0332″

Elevation: 8848m

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