Update: The Italian press is reporting horrible news to
EverestNews.com that Christian Kuntner (with 13 of the 14 8000 meter peaks
done) has died in an avalanche. Details to follow. Our prayers go out to
Dear EverestNews.com, my
husband Silvio together with his friend Christian, the five Italians from Aosta Valley and three from the Australian team (Andrew Lock, etc), Monday
16th of May reached Camp II where today they stopped causing of high wind.
Yesterday on their way up they found 60 cm of fresh snow that forced them to
break the trail again.
They all hope that this wind
will sleep away the fresh snow and leave behind safer conditions on the route.
They spent Sunday to dismantled Base Camp as the morning after Merelli,
Panzeri and Bernasconi left BC by helicopter with most of the gear. Now at the
BC there is only one tent as all the other 8 climbers are 15 minutes walking
Tonight he phoned me, he was
very anxious to go up.
The improvement of the
weather is decisive, forecast predict a small break from this evening until
As usual we all must wait and
see how the things will going on !
I will keep inform You.
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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