Shishapangma 2003ŠSilvio Mondinelli
After a period of bad weather Silvio and his friends on
5th October planned to get back on Shishapangma. So Gnaro and some of his
teammates went to CII and spend some hours over there. At 1 a.m. Silvio and
Mario started their ascent, because of the strong wind and low temperatures
they stopped until 5 a.m. at 7300 meters in a tent put by a Japanese
expedition. The way up to the summit was very difficult because of the recent
snowfall that make the risk of avalanche very high. So at 1 p.m. Gnaro, Mario
and one Australian guy Andrew, that they both know from Kang [has to be
summited Shishapangma central. Once they reached the fore-summit, they all
decided that it was just too dicey to go any further. On their way down they
spend the night at CII, this morning they descend to ABC.
For Gnaro [Silvio] this is the second time that he
reached the fore-summit, the other one was in 1996 together with Simone Moro.
Pictures of the Central Summit and Main from