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  Simone 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 positive.

Keep in touch and I hope to have you also in my next expedition....

Simone Moro

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Pictures copyright Simone Moro

The Team: 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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