Gnaro phoned me this morning 12 of May at 3 o'clock a.m. He was at Camp III,
returning from his summit push as during his way he has some problems with his
feet. Probably because when he is on the higher camp he never feel to eat or
So after 3 days waiting on
Camp III for the good weather to start the summit push, he becomes weak.
Anyway, he went down to Base
Camp while the other 5 climbers [Ed
Viesturs, Mario Merelli, Mario Panzeri, Daniel Bernasconi and Veikka
Gustafsson] were climbing
on the way up to the top and reached the summit at 2 p.m. (Nepalese time).
went down to visit Blanc Abele team. Fortunately the feet are fine and his
idea is to try next week another summit push with his Italian friend at the
first Himalayan experience Gobbi Christian, together with Blanc, Kuntner and
Now he must start again from
the beginning, but as usual this is just part of every expedition on the
Let's wait the improve of the
weather and see what's happen.
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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