Forced Stay at Base Camp:
There is nothing we can do.
The weather is making us crazy! In the mornings it is fairly sunny, but the
illusion lasts only a short while. By afternoon it begins to snow and the
wind begins to blow.
Yesterday we descended
towards the valley that leads to base camp, if only to stretch our legs and to
see a bit of green fields and trees. After our long stay on the sides of the
mountain, with nothing but rocks and snow to look at, made even grimmer by the
continuing bad weather, and our forced inactivity, these simple images of a
more benevolent nature, seem to us somewhat surreal.
This morning we climbed back
up the glacier, if only to fix several points on the route more securely. Due
to the changing atmospheric conditions on the mountain, several wide cracks
have opened up, which can only increase the dangers when we climb.
Unfortunately, the weather
predictions for the next few days are again not very promising at least until
Friday. While we await an improvement in the weather, meanwhile, we take
small comfort in the joy of good meals prepared by our cook Prem and his
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.
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
Four SUMMITS OF 8000M PEAKS IN 2001 FOR SILVIO.
meter peaks Summits in 2001 for Silvio. He is a rising star...
Summits of 8000 meter peaks
1996 Shishapangma (Central)
Silvio Mondinelli on
Autumn Annapurna 2002.
Silvio Mondinelli on
Winter Broad Peak.
In Spring of 2003 he was on
Everest and K2 in Spring 2004.
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