2nd Peli Mission – Pedro Cifuentes on Trango Tower
We are very excited to present the second mission to be chosen for sponsorship under Peli Missions program. This mission will take Spanish climber Pedro Cifuentes to a remote corner of the world, where he will put his stamina and will to the ultimate test.
In 2013, Pedro made the first ever solo enchainment of all three Towers of Paine in Patagonia. For 29 days and over 1000 metres, he subjected himself to some of the world’s harshest weather conditions for the realisation of a dream.
This year, he sets his sights on a new goal, in a different corner of the world. From early July to late August, he will be in the Karakoram, one of the most unexplored and inhospitable areas of Pakistan.
He will spend two months on his own in the fulfilment of another dream: the first solo climb of the Trango, or Nameless, Tower, where his base camp will be at 5000 metres.
The route he is attempting is 1500 metres of vertical, granite wall, the longest of its type in the world. First opened 25 years ago, it hasn’t been climbed since. And Cifuentes is planning to go it alone and unsupported. After spending some weeks acclimatising himself to the altitude, he will spend one month on the mountain face, with his feet off the ground.
While he is up there, he is also looking to break the world record in altitude for flying a drone. The record stands at 5300 metres and he hopes to push it to 5500.
Pedro is about to embark on a journey that will take him to the very limits of human endurance and possibility. Peli is proud to sponsor him on his latest endeavour.
In the meantime, we invite you to be inspired by the video he made of his climb on Towers of Paine, or read his testimonial.
More info: Pedro Cifuente’s Blog