CAVAPLAND Kanchenjunga Expedition 2009

“That we have returned safely is the most important thing!” – Oscar Cadiach

Oscar Cadiach Puig returned safely to Kathmandu after being rescued from the Kanchenjunga base camp by Fishtail Air’s helicopter. He was caught after a failed summit attempt in C3 by a storm last week. He needed two days to descend – a Sherpa team was sent from BC in order to break trail until they met Oscar.

Oscar and two other team members visited Explore Himalaya’s office before departing for Spain. He spoke briefly about his experience.

Oscar:  “The expedition was a good experience. Our camp was in the middle of the glacier. We met many international expeditions..there were around 6-7 groups. We had our chance to make a summit bid.From the nine members, three people successfully reached the summit. I tried to summit alone but it was very difficult.The weather condition worsened. Though I was not able to summit, I enjoyed the expedition. It was a great experience. There were difficult rescues with the Nepali team working to make way for my safe descent. I am thankful to them.

I am happy that we all were able to return safely. From Kathmandu we send our great regards to our friends and families back in Spain.That we have returned safely is the most important thing!”

Oscar Cadiach Puig

Oscar Cadiach Puig, expedition leader

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