Hungarian-Transylvanian mountain climber Csaba Varga has embarked on an expedition to climb Kangchenjunga, the third-highest Himalayan peak.
According to MTI, Varga was accompanied by his sponsor Sarhan Omar, owner of the Kalifa brand. Omar will travel with Varga to base camp.
At 8,586 meters, Kangchenjunga will be the highest mountain Varga has ever climbed. While there, he will honor the memory of Zsolt Erőss and Péter Kiss with a plaque, two Hungarian climbers who died after summiting Kangchenjunga in 2013.
“Zsolt Erőss was an authentic and successful mountain climber, an example to follow,” Varga said. “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,” he added.
Reports suggest that Varga will make the ascent without the use of supplemental oxygen or porters. He will also try to leave the smallest ecological footprint possible, using solar power and returning all refuse he generates.