Benoît Chamoux

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Benoît Chamoux
Born15 February 1961
Disappeared5 October 1995 (aged 34)
Himalaya
Status Missing for 25 years, 10 months and 25 days
Nationality French

Benoît Chamoux (19 February 1961 5 October 1995) was a French Alpinist, who claimed to have summited 13 of the Eight-thousanders in the Himalayas.

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Three of these climbs are disputed and are not formally recorded (Makalu in 1995, Cho Oyu in 1990 and Shishapangma in 1990). His official recorded number of ascents is 10. [1] [2]

Biography

Chamoux was born in La Roche-sur-Foron near Mont Blanc in the department of Haute-Savoie, France. He disappeared near the summit of his 14th Himalayan peak, Kangchenjunga (8586m) on 5 October 1995 with photographer Pierre Royer and their Sherpa Riku. [3] Three of his eight-thousander ascents were to either their fore-summits or the plateau, and are disputed.

The non-profit "Foundation Benoît Chamoux" was created under the auspices of the Foundation of France with the mission to educate Sherpa children who have lost their fathers in mountain expeditions. [4]

Principal achievements

Solo ascents

Expeditions leading the team l’Esprit d’Équipe

Scientific expeditions

See also

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