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  Dhaulagiri summit for Nives Meroi and Romano Benet


The voices of Luca Vuerich and Leyla Meroi are loud despite the
satellite phone distorsion: "It's done ! They summited !" It's really
done. Finally, after the tough attempt of last year and the another
hard attempt last week, Nives Meroi and Romano Benet put their feet on  their eighth 8000 meters' peak, Dhaulagiri. A difficult mountain on  which strong winds always blow and gales rage almost every day. Again this climb started in the toughest way, with a storm. Leaving the camp 2 at midnight, Romano and Nives climbed the first part of the  route amidst a strong gale, that had seriously damaged their tent during the previous hours. They ascented along the ridge, to reach the  "fake" summit they reached last year; here they tied and walked the thin and difficult ridge that separated them from the real summit. "They didn't want to do any mistake", Leyla says on the telephone, "so they walked the entire summit ridge reaching the top at 1,40 PM (local time).  Then, descended along the normal route passing by the corpse of the unfortunate swiss climb who marks the route a few meters below the summit." So another brilliant performance for the strong italian climbers ,who once again followed their style, totally clean, with neither oxygen nor high altitude porters. While we are writing, they are descending to camp 2, where they'll spend the night in order to recover strength. Tomorrow they will reach the base camp right in time to pack everything and move by helicopter  to Annapurna base camp. From here they'll start their attempt to the difficult and dangerous peak together with Luca Vuerich who was forced back from Dhaulagiri climb by a bad bronchitis.  Hopefully this will be a successful year for Nives, Romano e Luca, they really deserve it. Manuel Lugli
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A cold weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura® upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand See more here.

 

 

 

 

 




 

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