K2 2004 – Everest, here we come!
members of the “K2 2004” expedition team left Italy yesterday at 12,40 to meet
their first challenge: to ascend Mount Everest from north face along the route
used by the first British expeditions. “K2 2004”, the largest mountaineering
and scientific expedition ever organised by Italy to the world's highest
mountains will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the great achievement by
Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli: the first successful ascent of K2 on 31
Mountaineers, researchers and technicians departed from the Milan Malpensa
International Airport and landed today at 9:00 a.m. at Kathmandu Tribhuvan
Airport after a 16 hour flight via Doha. Their journey will soon take them to
Lhasa, 3600 m asl, and then towards Everest Base Camp (5170 m), which they
expect to reach on April 16.
honorary expedition leader, Minister of Agricultural and Forestry Policies,
Hon. Gianni Alemanno who will join the expedition at the beginning of June
wished the team the best of luck.
vocation of this expedition is mainly scientific. Research activities,
coordinated and financed by INRM, the National Institute for Scientific and
Technological Research on Mountains, will be carried out in the fields of
physiology, geodesy, environmental sciences and eco-compatibility. The
research will take to new heights the continuing level of excellence of the
Ev-K²-CNR international high altitude research project, which has carried on
the great Italian tradition of research in the Karakoram and Himalaya begun by
follows the names of K2 2004 expedition members to Mt. Everest:
Researchers: Dr. Enrico Bernieri, Massimo Pecci, Gianmaria Mortasa e Paola
Teti, Dr. Annalisa Cogo; Dr. Elisa Paolucci; Luciano Bernardi; Annette
Mountaineers: Alessandro Mario Busca, Sergio Minoggio, Paolo Comune, Claudio
Bastrentaz, Michele Compagnoni; Mario Panzeri, Giulio Maggioni; Mario Merelli,
Silvio Mondinelli, Soro Dorotei; Giampaolo Gioia; Karl Unterkircher; Adam
Holzknecht; Hubert Moroder.
Technicians: Roberto Da Porto, Luigi Foiadelli, Tarcisio Bellò, Massimo Cappon.
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
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