Climber Adrian Ahritculesei conquers Everest

The climber Adrian Ahritculesei, from southwestern Petrosani, conquered the peak of Everest (8,848 m), according to an announcement made on Friday morning by his sports manager, Stefan Adrian Jurca, stating, for AGERPRES, that the ascent took almost 12 hours.

“Ahritculesei Adrian has conquered the Roof of the World. He is on Everest (8,848 m). The hardest part of this expedition follows, the descent to the base camp, at 5,335 m!”, noted Jurca on his social media page, where he also posted an image with a map sent by the athlete, in which his position can be observed.

Communication with the climber is done through a special phone connected to the satellite.

“Adrian left for the peak at 21:00 Nepal time and conquered Everest after almost 12 hours at 8:00 am Nepal time. He is in good health, he is optimistic and consumes little oxygen. It must be said that Adrian chose to climb Everest in the sports version, in which he transported the necessary materials and food by himself, above the base camp,” the sportsman’s manager declared for AGERPRES.

Adrian Ahritculesei is heading to the base camp (5,335 m) on Friday, but until there, depending on the weather conditions, he will make a stop at camp 3 (7,200 m) or at camp 2 (6,400 m).

“The lower he goes, the better it will be,” said Jurca.

The mountaineer Adrian Ahritculesei left for Nepal on April 11, in an expedition in which he aimed to conquer the highest peak in the world. The expedition is scheduled to end on May 30.

“It’s a new challenge. Everything depends on me: to be healthy and to acclimatize. Also, an important factor of success is the weather,” the Petrosani climber told AGERPRES, upon leaving Romania.

He said that from the base camp he will carry his luggage and food to the higher camps by himself, but in the ascent he will be accompanied by a Sherpa, who will have the role of helping him in case of need.

At the age of 40, a graduate of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports of Timisoara, Adrian Ahritculesei works as an optometrist at a company in Petrosani.

In January 2023, he managed to conquer the summit of Mount Sidley (4,285 m), in Antarctica, and thus complete the “Circuit of the 7 Volcanoes”, becoming the first man from Romania to record such a feat.