Jon Gupta's 8000'ers
Montane athlete and pro high-altitude guide Jon Gupta is guiding montane ambassador Becks Ferry on 3 expeditions over the course of 2021. If successful they will summit 6 8000m+ peaks in one year, with Becks holding the record for 8000m peaks summited by a UK woman, along with a host of other potential records.
1. Everest & Lhotse AKA ‘The High Double’
• 1st & 4th highest mountain in the world
• This will be Jon's 4th time on Everest and second ‘high double’
• Both in Apex 8000 Down Suits
2.July/August | K2 & Broad Peak
• 2nd & 12th highest mountain in the world
• IF successful she will become the first British Woman to successfully (technically the third to summit, the first to survive) climb K2, and the second women ever to climb Everest and K2.
• Less than Brits 10 people have ever climbed K2
3. September/October | Manaslu & Cho Oyu
• 8th and 6th highest mountains in the world respectively
• If successful Becks will have the most 8000ers of any Brit women – 6
• Other than Nims and co, no one has ever done 6 x 8000er in one year!