Mondinelli reached the summit of Lhotse this morning at 10 am, local time,
together with Gianpaolo Corona and Gianpaolo Casarotto. They left C4 at 2.00
am, the weather was very cold and windy. He phoned me from the summit and I
could hear the strong wind.
Its been a very hard
climb, since they were forced to break trail in a deep snow all the way up.
After two hours he was back to C4 and his idea is to reach BC for tonight.
For Gnaro his 12 8.000!
Earlier report: This morning 9 May 2006, Gnaro
together with his mate: Michele Enzio, Marco Confortola, Christian Gobbi,
reach the main summit of Shisha Pangma.
They left ABC yesterday morning
and spend the night in CIII at 7.150 m, after at 3 o'clock they start their
attempt to the summit that they reach at 11,30 together with two Spanish
At the moment Gnaro's on the way
to ABC. Finally after three time that he reach the "middle" he definitely
closed with Shishapangma.
This is his 11th 8.000 meters
peaks, infact he climb: MANASLU (1993), CHO-OYU (1997), EVEREST (2001),
DHAULAGIRI (2001), GI (2001), GII (2001), MAKALU (2002), KANCHENJUNGA (2003),
K2 (2004), NANGA PARBAT (2005), SHISHA PANGMA (2006).
Now after some days of rest he
will go to attempt Lhotse.
I will keep inform when I
receive some news.
Best regards, Idel
Silvio Mondinelli several times including
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