Shishapangma base camp ŠSilvio Mondinelli
Silvio Mondinelli: C1 installed.
Weekend started with good weather: it helped us in our
climbing program.. Yesterday morning with Mario I left my climbing partners at
ABC, through the moraine and the glacier. From BC to C1 the ascent is through
"penitentes" (stones on top of snow) and crevasses. There where no
difficulties in climbing. Around noon C1 we installed on a snow plateau at
The clear sky in the morning became a cloudy sky with snow drizzles that
stayed with us for the rest of the day.. Bad weather was persisted and we
decided to delay the climbing program and installation of C2. So back to ABC
for a delicious dinner prepared by our cook and a report to all the partners.
Tomorrow they will start their acclimatization program.
Last spring we climbed Kangchenjunga, staying for more than
30 days above 5000 meters. Good physical condition and accurate training for
this expedition will allow our partners to proceed in the climbing.