Icelandic mountaineer Ingvar Thórisson reached the peak of Ama Dablam in Nepal on Friday, accompanied by Simon Yates, whose story was told in the 2003 documentary Touching the Void. Ama Dablam is more than 6,800 meters high.
Another Icelander, Vidar Helgason, was also in the group of mountaineers, but had to stop climbing at an altitude of 5,800 meters due to illness, ruv.is reports.
A few avalanches fell in the vicinity of Thórisson’s and Yates’s camp the night before they reached the summit, but they did not notice them.
With their journey, the mountaineers wanted to bring attention to UNICEF’s work, since Nepal is one of the world’s five poorest countries.