News News from Hungary Five 8,000m Peaks Con­quered by Hun­gar­i­an Mountaineer

Five 8,000m Peaks Con­quered by Hun­gar­i­an Mountaineer

Csa­ba Var­ga is the only liv­ing Hun­gar­i­an moun­taineer to con­quer five peaks high­er than 8,000 meters, the Hun­gar­i­an tourism mag­a­zine Haz­a­járó announced on its Face­book page.

The moun­taineer from Nagyvárad (Oradea) con­quered the 8,167-meter-high Dhaula­giri in Nepal at 6 a.m. Hun­gar­i­an time on Fri­day, becom­ing the only liv­ing Hun­gar­i­an climber to reach the 8,000-meter-high peak with­out the help of sup­ple­men­tary oxy­gen and high-moun­tain porters.

Csa­ba Var­ga left for Nepal on Sep­tem­ber 12th and reached the base camp of Dhaula­giri at 4,750 meters on Sep­tem­ber 17th. After acclima­ti­za­tion climbs, he start­ed the sum­mit con­quest on Sep­tem­ber 28th, leav­ing Camp 3 at 7,200 meters on Sep­tem­ber 30th at around 11 p.m. local time, reach­ing the sum­mit in 11 hours, march­ing through huge snow, report­ed Home Fli­er.

Zoltán Moys (on the left), pro­duc­er of the tourism mag­a­zine pro­gram Haz­a­járó, wel­comes the return­ing moun­taineer, Csa­ba Var­ga, at Liszt Fer­enc Air­port on Octo­ber 6, 2021. The beer was a gift from Moys to Var­ga. Pho­to by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI

Csa­ba Var­ga actu­al­ly had an unsuc­cess­ful sum­mit attempt in 2021: in May, after a forty-two-day strug­gle, he gave up his plan to con­quer Ever­est, the high­est point on Earth. The sum­mit attempt, which had been delayed for more than a week due to sev­er­al cir­cum­stances, was end­ed by an avalanche, after which the Hun­gar­i­an climber returned to base camp and then home, Mag­yar Nemzet reports.

The tourism mag­a­zine and TV show Haz­a­járó shared pho­tos and a video cap­tured by Var­ga show­ing the peak:

Now, Var­ga is the only liv­ing Hun­gar­i­an with this achieve­ment; how­ev­er, Zsolt Erőss con­quered ten peaks above 8,000 meters.Zsolt Erőss was the most suc­cess­ful Hun­gar­i­an high-alti­tude moun­taineer, sum­mit­ing 10 out of the 14 eight-thou­sand peaks. He was also the first Hun­gar­i­an cit­i­zen to have climbed Mount Ever­est. He even returned to moun­taineer­ing after his right leg had to be ampu­tat­ed below the knee due to an avalanche acci­dent. In 2013, dur­ing an expe­di­tion, he went miss­ing. His body was found in 2014 and his iden­ti­ty confirmed.

Csa­ba Var­ga wished the Hun­gar­i­an peo­ple of the Carpathi­an Basin strength after wav­ing the Hun­gar­i­an flag with ‘Nagyvárad’ writ­ten on it.

Fea­tured image via Hazajáró’s Face­book page 

Source: hun​gary​to​day​.hu