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  Simone Moro starts assault on Annapurna 2004


5/15/2004: Today we arrived to Annapurna Base Camp flying by helicopter from Kathmandu. The altitude of BC is 4150 mt and the summit is  4000 meters upper..

The mountain is beautiful and it looks big and dangerous. Fortunately there is not so much snow...

The helicopter we used had been paid for by Franco Acerbis, one of my sponsors, and he also came here with us this morning.

Now he went back to Kathmandu and he will go to Everest region to get acclimatisation, then he will return here and will stay till the end of expedition.

Yesterday one hotel in Pokhara was bombed by Maoists and we were only 300 meters away...

Tomorrow I, Denis and Boris we will climb up as much as we can to establish our camps...

The second adventure is beginning.

Simone Moro

5/16/2004: we start!!

Today I, Denis and Boris will start for 4 days on the mountain. Our objective is to reach 700/7100 meters and set camp 3. Than we will come back to base camp for a 2 days rest and then the summit attempt. We will see if is possible to find a new line for a new route or if the danger advise us to follow the french or duch route.

Follow us, Simone

Report2: Simone via Satphone: “We are now in camp 1 at 5000 m. We need 5 ˝ ours, because our rucksacks were very heavy, about 30 kg each. Also we have to find a way between the mouren and the glacier. The weather is good and the condition of the mountain also. There is not so many snow, but today, always fall down stone and ice…. Tomorrow we will reach 6000 meters and look better at the pillar we want to climb.

Bye and follow us also tomorrow, Simone”

5/17/2004: Call from 17.05.04

“We are in camp II at 5900 m. We settled our tend 100 more down than usually, because here is more safe. Today it was incredible hot. We are all ok and tomorrow we will climb to camp III. We are happy to here from the success from our friends: Nives, Romano and Luca (Lhotse), Inaki Ochoa, Joby Ogwyn and Alex (Makalu) and Ed Viesturs (Everest).

Bye till tomorrow, Simone & Co.

Dispatches

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