Òscar Cadiach

Òscar Cadiach i Puig (born 1952 in Barcelona) is a Spanish mountain climber. He has climbed all the 14 eight-thousanders.[1] [2]


Cadiach grew up in Tarragona.[3] At age 14 he became interested in mountain climbing and with 22 he was working as an instructor at the Escola Catalana d’Alta Muntanya (‚Catalan high mountains school‘).[3]

In the 1980s he started to climb the eight-thousanders with the Nanga Parbat being the first summit to be reached in 1984. In 1985 he climbed the Mount Everest, where Cadiach managed to climb the technically difficult Second Step unaided for the first time. In 2013 he climbed his 13th eight-thousander, the Gasherbrum I.[1]

Besides he also traveled to America and Africa. He also worked as a photographer and took part in several documentary productions. In the documentary Al Filo de lo Imposible he took the role of George Mallory.[3] For the Catalan TV program El Cim at TV3 he led six rather inexperienced young mountain climbers to the summit of Aconcagua in 2003.

Climbing of eight-thousanders

Cadiach has climbed the eight-thousanders in the following order:[4]

  1. Nanga Parbat (8126 m) on 07.08.1984
  2. Mount Everest (8848 m) on 28.08.1985, second climb on 17.05.1993
  3. Shishapangma (8027 m) on 04.10.1993
  4. Cho Oyu (8201 m) on 29.09.1996, second climb on 04.05.1997
  5. Makalu (8462 m) on 19.05.1998
  6. Gasherbrum II (8035 m) on 07.07.1999
  7. Lhotse (8516 m) on 23.05.2001
  8. Manaslu (8163 m) on 04.10.2011
  9. Annapurna (8091 m) on 06.05.2012
  10. Dhaulagiri (8167 m) on 25.05.2012
  11. K2 (8611 m) on 31.07.2012
  12. Kangchenjunga (8586 m) on 20.05.2013
  13. Gasherbrum I (8068 m) on 29.07.2013[1]
  14. Broad Peak (8047 m) on 27.07.2017[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Success on Gasherbrum I, 8000ers.com, retrieved 4 April 2014
  2. ^ "Spanish Alpinist Oscar Cadiach completes all 14 eight-thousanders without help of Oxygen". dreamwanderlust.com. 27 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Oscar Cadiach, oscarcadiach.com, retrieved 4 April 2014
  4. ^ Los 14 ochomiles, oscarcadiach.com, retrieved 4 April 2014
  5. ^ "Spanish Alpinist Oscar Cadiach completes all 14 eight-thousanders without help of Oxygen". dreamwanderlust.com. 27 July 2017.

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