Siffredi First Ever to Board Everest !*
Siffredi (France), a member of the Himalayan
Experience Everest Expedition snowboarded
down Everest on 5/23 from the Summit of Everest.
It took Marco approximately 2 and 1/2 hours to snowboard down to ABC.
Marco is one of the worlds
leading extreme snow boarders. He has surfed Cho Oyu, Dorje
Lhakpa, Tocloraju, Artensonraju and every
unimaginable face in the Alps.
Siffredi packing his board for the trip to ABC
around 6am on May 23rd he started his descent, 2 &
1/2 hours later, Marco, on his Elan Snowboard, completed
the first-ever descent of Everest of this type. This accomplishment
follows Davo Karnicar
who completed the first ever complete ski descent last
autumn. The word from Everest was, "Here
it is, Marco made it to the summit today. He made it
before the Sherpas at 6AM. He watched the day rise
alone on top of the world, after Sherpas climbers
joined him [on the Summit], he locked into his
bindings and went for it. The
"Norton" couloir North Face, at 200 meters
from the summit one of his bindings broke due to
extreme cold (-35 C),
a Sherpa came to his aid, fixed it with a tool kit,
and he went on to pulverize extreme snowboarding
history !!!!!!!!!!!!! 8848 meters to 6400 meters,
no rappels, no ropes, an approx. 2 to 2-1/2 hour
lighter note: When EverestNews.com asked one serious Everest Expedition leader about
this event, he stated to EverestNews.com, "The
snowboarder did it...he's got to be nuts!!!!"
information provided by Elan to EverestNews.com.
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