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.
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
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.
follow us also tomorrow, Simone”
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).
tomorrow, Simone & Co.
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meters), K2 (8611 meters) ...
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