Gnaro and his team on the
24th reached 6900 meters with very bad weather conditions. They hoped
for the showers to stop in the night, as they had in the previous days.
So this morning at 1 o'clock they start climb and fixed ropes but around 7100
meters they've been obliged to stop because of deep fresh snow and as the
weather turned very bad. However the team was able to overcome one of the most
problematic section of the climb, know as "the scythe". Only a plateau will
divided to the summit, next time they will have all the challenging section
They return back to BC where
the temperature are relatively high even if the weather still bad. Now they
will have a rest as they've been working very hard and spend 4 days on the
high camp preparing the next push on the mountain.
They found a surprise, Abele
Blanc and Christian Kuntner arrive at the BC, so tonight they had a dinner all
Finally new people on the
mountain. Enclosed please find picture of serac send to me by Gnaro.
Editorial Note: Idel is
Silvio's wife and long time
contributor to EverestNews.com
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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