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 Italian Everest/K2 2004 expedition Update


Good news! Here it is: 

The four climbers who reached the summit are descending to ABC. 19:30 hours base camp (16:30 hours, Italian time) At ABC of the K2 2004 Italian Everest expedition  the celebration has begun for the climbers who today reached the summit of Everest.

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Today the Italian team is recognizing their partners on the summit climbs: Our companions on the summit:

Three Sherpa and four Tibetans from the climbing school in Lhasa have reached the summit of Everest in these past several days with the Italian climbers from the K2 2004 expedition. The members of the team who touched the highest point of the world in these past several days are not only Italians. 

The first climbers of our team to reach the summit two days ago were the Tibetan climbers Tashi Tshering, the young Lhaki, and Khechen, who unfortunately suffered some mild frostbite. 

The next day, climbing with the first of the Italians to reach the summit, Lhapka, the fourth Tibetan climber on our team also reached the top.  The four strong climbers, who are members of the alpine school of Lhasa, have already in the past climbed several 8000 meter peaks. 

The Lhasa climbing school, supported by the EV-K2-Cnr Committee and by the association, Eco-Himal performs an important function in giving young Tibetans the opportunity to develop their climbing abilities, transforming them in a flash into qualified professionals. 

Yesterday, along with the Italians and the Tibetan Lhapka, Serap Jangbu Sherpa (the sirdar of our expedition) and Lhapka Tshering Sherpa also reached the summit.  Thanks to their help, we were able to carry to the summit the instruments needed to do the scientific measurements.

Today, along with Tarcisio Bello and Marco Confortola, Pemba Nuru Sherpa also reached the summit

Did you see the video yet? check it out below

Click on the above picture

From the summit of Everest the Italians send the film of the last moments of the climb without oxygen! and of the scientific measurements. Alex Busca, Plaudo Bastrentaz, Karl Unterkircher and Mario Merelli has worked more two than hours on the top of world doing GPS-Georadar work and installing the optical sight on the top.

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