Why take this trip
Our very own Hazem Shamy was the first Arab/Egyptian to successfully reach the summit and he had this to say about it: ‘Prominent, steep, and gnarly, Kyajo Ri looks striking from every angle. The route follows the southeast ridge (D/D+, 900m) to a small and exposed summit, with a striking resemblance to summit day on Ama Dablam in that you climb up steep snow, ice, and rock. You will be put to the test as you negotiate scree fields, cross crevice riddled glaciers, steep ice and snow and a few pitches of alpine rock climbing. This peak has seen less than 50 successful ascents by 2016, and that number probably hasn’t changed much.