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 Silvio Mondinelli: Annapurna 2005 Studying...


Update: On Wednesday the expedition went to CI and spend the night over there under a big storm. The next morning with a heavy baggages (they transport all the material that they will need for the rest of the expedition including 600 meters of ropes) and fresh snow on their way they reach 5.650  meters and settled CII. For the rest of the day has been snowing so this morning (Friday) they found half meters of fresh snow so they decide to come back on the BC that they reach with a very bad weather condition (fog, snow, wind).

From CII they've been studying which way to do and at the moment their intention is to try the Dutch route open in 1977 that is situated on the left of the French route as had the advantage of being less prone to avalanche, They are all fine and will spend some days resting in BC.

Previous Update: On Easter Sunday, taking advantage of the clear skies, we climbed up the glacier again and began transporting the materials and equipment to 5000 meters, where we intend to install our Camp 1.  The incline is decidedly difficult and the way definitely free of old anchors, reason why we installed about 500 meters of new rope holds. 

The days which we have spent at base camp up to now have definitely been characterized by bad weather. With heavy snow cover we took part in the “blessing ceremony” called a “puja.  Even though by now I have participated in many such ceremonies, I am moved each time.  

Our acclimatization is proceeding well including for Christian who is on his first Himalayan experience.  He is in great shape and not suffering from any altitude sickness.  We are a small group who seems to be getting along quite well.  This is most important when you think on all of the times that this type of climbing will require us to be in close quarters with one another.   

In the late afternoon, it began to snow again, fortunately, we had once again reached the warmth of base camp and our tents.  This evening, at the end of dinner, we all enjoyed a slice of Colomba Pasquale (the traditional Italian Easter Cake shaped like a Dove) and a glass of white wine brought from home in Italy. It was a way of feeling closer to our families back home.  Good wishes to all of you,

Gnaro

Background

Silvio will go to Annapurna around the 20 of March together with 4 Italian friends (Mario Merelli, Christian Gobbi, Daniele Bernasconi, Mario Panzeri). They will try on the North Face. After he will probably go with "Al filo de lo imposible" team to Nanga Parbat.

Silvio Mondinelli, (1958), Mountain Guide, Alagna Valsesia, Italy reached the Summit of Everest without Oxygen on the 23rd May 2001. Since then he has added Summits of G1, G2 and Dhaulagiri. Four SUMMITS OF 8000M PEAKS IN 2001 FOR SILVIO.

Four 8000 meter peaks Summits in 2001 for Silvio. He is a rising star...

Summits of 8000 meter peaks

1993 Manaslu

1994 Lhotse

1996 Shishapangma (Central)

1997 Cho Oyu

2001 Everest

2001 GI and GII

2001 Dhaulagiri

2002 Makalu

2003 Kangchenjunga

2004 K2

We covered Silvio Mondinelli on Autumn Annapurna 2002.

We covered Silvio Mondinelli on Winter Broad Peak.

In Spring of 2003 he was on Kangchenjunga.

Shishapangma 2003

Everest and K2 in Spring 2004.

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