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The Everest Speed Expedition will have
two main "characters" [their word!] who will attempt
the ascent with two specific goals.
Manuela Di Centa.
Former Italian national athlete of cross country
skiing, gold medalist in various Olympic Games and
World Championships – now journalist and popular
anchorwoman of Italian Television – will attempt the
climb in the classic way; at the same time she will
collect news and tell stories about Everest to the
italian public with frequent telephone and internet
Very strong and experienced mountaineer, skyrunner and
UIAGM Mountain Guide, winner of many
ski-mountaineering competitions in Europe, will
attempt a speed, no stop ascent and descent of
Everest, BC to BC within the 24 hours, without oxygen.
The expedition team will also include:
UIAGM Mountain Guide and one of the major experts of
the Italian Mountain heli-rescue, he has long time
experience as himalayan climber. He will be
responsible of the filming team who will shoot the
whole expedition on the mountain.
From Montana, USA, he’s a filmmaker and cameraman with
years long experience of outdoor and mountain filming.
He realized many documentaries for networks such as
National Geographic Television, BBC, Discovery
Expert UIAGM Mountain Guide, He collected deep
experience in Alps and Himalaya climbing since 1990.
He will work as cameraman .
Experienced mountaineer and himalayan climber, he will
be assistant cameraman and responsible of the
“Energies in Everest Speed Project“ of the expedition.
The project will provide “clean” energies to the
expedition BC using solar and wind powered devices,
allowing the team to work without any or with very
reduced pollution. Furthermore a study about the
global energies involved in a mountain expedition will
Owner and manager of the Infinite Knot, operator with
long time experience in the organization of
expeditions and treks in the Himalayas, he is also an
experienced mountaineer. He will be the logistical
expedition leader and will also work as assistant
Filmmaker, he will be the consultant for the film
production, working on the storyboard.
Mountaineer and member of Italian
Mountain Rescue Corp, she has extended experience on
rock and ice in the Alps. She will be assistant at the
The expedition will leave Italy on the
2nd of April and will return back around the 10th of