ALEX TXIKON VIDEO INTERVIEW - en
About Alex Txikon
Alex Txikon was born in Lemon (Basque Country) in 1981. He's the youngest of 13 brothers. One of his brothers introduced him to the mountaineering as soon as he could walk: with only 3 years, Alex climbed the Gorbea in the Basque Country. Similarly, he was only 21 years old when he reached the peak of his first eight-thousand: the Broad Peak (8.051 m) in Pakistan. To the moment, with 38 years, Alex has been part of more than 30 expeditions, reaching 11 eight-thousand of the 14 mountains that exceed 8.000 meters in the world and. In the last decade, he specialized himself in high altitude expeditions during the hard Himalayan winter.
Actually, he's the only mountaineer who leads winter expeditions every year since 2011. In 2016, with the Pakistani Ali Sapdara and the Italian Simone Moro, Alex Txikon accomplished the first winter climb to Nanga Parbat (8.126 m). Since then, he attempted to climb the Everest in winter in 2017, 2018, 2020 and to the K2 in 2019.
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