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Silvio Mondinelli Shishapangma 2003


Shishapangma 2003ŠSilvio Mondinelli

Silvio 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 new.

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 Swee Chiow

 







 

 

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