returning a month ago from climbing the highest peaks of Morocco and the North
of Africa, the Sevillans Juan Antonio Huisa and Pedro López leave next Monday,
the 14th, for their second phase of preparation for the Andalucía-Antarctica
this occasion the Sevillans go towards the Dolomitas, located in the North of
Italy in the Trentino between Trento and Bolzano, there is a hostile and wild
mountain chain, of vertical walls and considered by mountaineers like Reinhold
Messner as the prettiest mountains of the world.
These mountains are the
kingdom of European climbing, and something very characteristic in this zone
are the vias ferratas; these are climbing routes equipped with steel cables
and steps in some parts, which one day were used by troops of soldiers,
because this region was violently shaken for many years by war conflicts
between the Austro-Hungarian empire and the kingdom of Italy.
The objective of the
mountaineers of the 7 summits is to reach the highest summits on this chain
and some of the most known vias ferratas, so they will try to climb Marmolada
peak, the highest altitude of the Dolomitas at 3,342 m., Civeta peak (3,200
m.) by the via ferrata Degli Alleghesi, and the impressive rock bastion of
Mount Pelmo (3,168 m.)
If they achieve these
proposed objectives, they would have made an important step on their
preparation for Antarctica, and will be useful for the planned next activities
in this year. Along 2004, it is planned to have a preparation without
precedents in Andalucian climbing, to have the best possible level, for one of
the most important and complex challenges for Andalucian climbers.
Besides the previous
activities of Atlas (Morocco) and Dolomitas (Italy), they plan to go to Mont
Blanc (Alps, France) and Cordillera Blanca (Peru). A preparation in three
different continents, to finally attack the frozen continent in December.
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