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 Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition


May 10, 2004: An exhausted and happy Enrico and Rosella have arrived in Kathmandu today.  Yesterday the motor of their bus transport locked up not too far from Tingri, on the Tibetan plateau along the road that goes from Lhasa to the Nepal border.

After a few hours of delay, awaiting two requested automobiles by satellite phone, they were again on the road traveling towards Zhagmo and the mouth of the pass that brings one to the “Friendship Bridge” and to customs. They arrived there late into the night and remained there to sleep.

Along with the Pippia’s are Andrea Lagana and Pierfrancesco Intini who have shared Enrico’s exploits on this Everest adventure.

Andera and Pierfrancesco are foreign to these exploits, more given to administrative duties. They maintain, however, a great love for the mountains, as great a love as these Himalayas are grand.

Also part of the group is Sergio Gabbio, an Alpine guide from Alagna who is quite familiar with these places.  After the stressful night, he is now relaxed and happy.

This morning we got a call from expedition leader, Agostino Da Polenza. This was, at last a lengthy conversation which expressed  joy and understanding at having brought a good friend’s dream, at long last to fruition.

The team of K2 2004 has also begun its descent to lower camps after having deposited some equipment at 7700 meters, the pre-established height for their camp II. 

copyright Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition Expedition

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