been very difficult, very... but at the end using all our capacities and
resistance we reached our objective. The north face of Khali Himal or Baruntse
nord is really big, vertical, dangerous, impressive. It was virgin and
unclimbed and only the ices of the trekkers and climber had been dreamed a
climb on that wall after looking the mountain.
that we have to use all our capacities and strength to have success on that
happen..... We struggled four days and nights again wind, could, mix climb,
ice and rock. We had bivy 4 days in three people in a tend of two... We never
found place to set it good and only our legs hanging in devoid..
rock pitons, ice axes, friends and nuts had been used to climb the complicate
wall, but the real struggle had been against the wind and cold. We get 35
m/sec (120 Km/h) wind during all the climb and also on the summit!!!
been very happy to reach the summit this new and first route and we spend 12
hours to come down from the mountain rappelling on a single ice crew for 20
of the route is “Ciao Patrick” because we dedicated the climb to Patrick who
recently died. He was our friend...
specification of our new route you can see below. Now we will have rest and
than we will fly to Annapurna I 8091 m for a new challenge.
to follow us, Simone
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
See more here.