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.
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
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
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.
copyright Italian expedition
Everest/K2 2004 expedition Expedition
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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