Shishapangma 2003ŠSilvio Mondinelli
Tomorrow yaks and jeeps will
arrive to take us to Kathmandu. For me it will be a short stay in KTM: before
my return to Italy I will go to the Dhading district to see the work done by
the program started by "Amici del Monte Rosa" association, that I co-founded.
We want to build a two story building for medical aid that will be finished in
the first months of 2004.
For that reason I thank all
those who supported the initiative, asking for information and staying in
touch... We return home. As always the expedition has given to me and my
friends the opportunity to meet new people and share friendship that will last
long. Also this time we have confronted ourselves with our physical and
psychological reactions, our limits and fears.
Another lesson from life. As
always we think of home but .soon we will be starting thinking of something
This adventure ends and soon
we will be thinking of a new one. Once home I will start preparing for the
next project, and I also feel that it will be again an attempt for the highest
top in Shishapangma. We will be back in daily life, with joy and sorrow that
we forget in the expedition.
When you start an expedition,
you have to unplug from ordinary life, forget your beloved. to concentrate
your emotions on the climb. Any doubt could be fatal. This escape from reality
enforces the strength and the attraction in your ideal, forgetting everything
and everybody. We think only of ourselves, without feeling guilty. Then we get
back and we want to leave again. Thanks to all and to the next expedition.
Pictures of the Central Summit and Main from