Update 8 K2 2004, Adam Holznecht on his way back to Italy
As a consequence to respiratory
problems K2 2004 mountaineer Adam Holzknecht from
Sudtirol was forced to start his way back to Italy.
Yesterday, Adam had reached the intermediary camp, 5800m
between base camp and advanced base camp. During the night time he had started
coughing and having breathing difficulties. In the morning he decided to go
back to base camp.
"Adam was with me at the intermediary camp"- said Massimo
Cappon, K2 2004 journalist - "he spent an awful night and this morning finally
decided to go back to base camp. "
In agreement with the expedition medical doctor, the
expedition leader Da Polenza and his representative at the Everest expedition,
Soro Dorotei, at 11 30, Adam left base camp escorted by his friend Hubert
Moroder, went back by jeep to Tingri which is located 2000m below. Tomorrow,
from Tingri, he will proceed onwards towards the Tibetan- Nepali frontier,
and then to Kathmandu to catch the airplane to Italy.
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