Transylvanian-Hungarian mountaineer Csaba Varga left Budapest late Sunday on an expedition to climb Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak of Himalaya, accompanied by the sponsor of the Kalifa Himalaya Expedition and owner of the brand, Sarhan Omar.
Sarhan Omar will travel with Varga to base camp, where the Hungarian Mountaineer will continue his journey alone to summit the third highest peak of Himalaya. With its 8,586 meters, Kangchenjunga will be the highest mountain Varga has ever climbed.
An important part of the expedition will be honoring the memory of Zsolt Erőss and Péter Kiss, two Hungarian climbers who perished after summiting Kangchenjunga in 2013, with a plaque placed at the base camp. Varga said:
Zsolt Erőss was an authentic and successful mountain climber, an example to follow, the most important lesson of their expedition is that one has to know when to turn back, and if I feel that I won’t make it to the top and still be able to return, then I’ll just have to leave it for another attempt later on.
Varga will make the ascent without the use of supplemental oxygen or porters. He will also try to leave the smallest ecological footprint possible, by using solar power and returning all refuse he generates.