8000 Meters Facts
Moro Winter Shishapangma: another difficult and extreme day
||Hello friends!! Now we are here again in
Base camp at 5300 mt. Today had been another difficult and extreme day
because after the summit attempt of yesterday I stopped at 7100 mt for
another to make a second and immediate attempt. The night had been
extremely cold and I believe we had lower temperature of 17th January
(-52° in the night....!). So this morning I came back from C2 to C1, ABC
and Base Camp with a heavy pack (35 KG).
I attach the photos of our attempt on the Figueras Route opened from
Spanish team in 1995 and never repeated.. WE STOPPED AT 7700 mt because there
was the 3 p.m. and the shadow already came on us and our feet started again to
be frozen. If we continued to climb I'm sure we reach the summit but we have
to make a Bivouc (Bivy) in extreme condition risking to die or to loose feet
and hands. It had been a very difficult and extreme experience and decision to
stop our climb so near and so easy to the summit...
We are the first men in the story [history] to climb south face of Shisha
Pangma in winter and to do the first repetition of the Figueras route but WE
DIDN'T summit and we are so sad for this..
I thank you to following us in the last 50 days and I hope you get some
good emotions in doing that. In any case I'm really satisfied of the climb
because we climbed and fixed rope always in 2 people, me and Piotr. Two people
helped from Darek (Cameraman and climber) and Jan (leader and climber very
Keep in touch and I hope to have you also in my next expedition....
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Componenti Spedizione Shisha Pangma 8027 in invernale – parete sud
Simone Moro ITA
Piotr Morawski POL
Jacek Jawien POL
Darek Zaluski (cameraman e alpinista) POL
Jas Szulc (logista)POL
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