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  Mt Everest Summiter: Ivan Vallejo Ricaurte  11 down, 3 to go..


2005 was a year of lessons and achievements.  The first because I couldn't reach the summit of Dhaulagiri and I had to quit just 150 meters from the highest point of that mountain.  And the second, because two months later I reached the summit of Nanga Parbat, my eleventh eight-thousand.

The material is ready and I am very pleased to invite you to share those memories, feelings and images with the audio-visual "HIMALAYA, HEADS OR TAILS", on March 16 and 17, 2006 at 19h30 in the Auditorium of Corporación Financiera Nacional.

This audio-visual and pictorial display gathers the lessons of patience picked during the long work of installing camps and the despair because of the bad weather conditions on the mountain.  The lessons of humbleness, because we had to quit when we were so close to the summit.  We were clear that it was more important to be back to tell the tale.  Then the Nanga Parbat lessons came, with an insuperable human team, committed, with a lot of solidarity and very strong for work.  The price, an unforgettable day for the summit, and with it under my feet I achieved one more step on my way to the FOURTEEN.

I hope to share this story with you.

A big hug.

Ivan Vallejo Ricaurte

EXPEDITIONEER

Ivan is one of the few climbers to summit Everest from the North and South, both without oxygen. This quest for the 14 shall continue this Spring... Stay Tuned for more.

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

 

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