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Annapurna Autumn 2002 East Ridge

Picture Source: Jean-Christophe Lafaille
An International expedition consisting of Abele Blanc (13*8000 meters), Silvio Mondinelli, Mario Merelli, Christian Kuntner, Kobi Reichen and Carlos Pauner is attempted to repeat the route that Jean-Christophe Lafaille and Alberto Inurrategui achieved in Spring Annapurna 2002. This route was first achieved of course by the great climbing legends Ehardt Loretan and Norbert Joos. Only these four legends of climbing has achieved the Annapurna Summit via this route with Ehardt Loretan and Norbert Joos descending via the North side. This Autumn this extremely experienced and strong team organized by Focus expedition look to repeat this route again.
Update 9/26/02: Silvio Mondinelli is with Mario Merelli, Carlos Pauner (K2, Everest, etc...), Abele Blanc (all the 8000 meter peaks except Annapurna.), Christian Kuntner (all the 8000 meter peaks except Annapurna, Lhotse, and Kangchenjunga.), Kobi Reichen. They are trying to do Annapurna crossing from the south side. The weather still terrible at the moment. They only put a deposit camp at 5200meters  and start to equip the first couloir to be able to reach the place where they will be put Camp I. The weather forecast says that till the 28th of September there will be no chance to have sun. So we hope that after all the climbers will be able to start to climb this mountain....
CARLOS PAUNER GOTOR, was born in Jaca (Spain) at 9.6.1964. He started to climb very young, when he was 15 years old. He has studied Chemistry and he works like environmental consultant in restoration projects and recycling process. Many times climbing in Pirineos, Alps and Atlas. Roc climbing up to 7b+. Member of national alpine school. He likes mountain biking, jogging and traveling. More on him here.

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