They had 2
teams, 1 to Lhotse and 1, small, to Everest. The first one summited on 16th
May with 3 members: Romano Benet, Luca Vuerich and Nives Meroi. Nives is now
the only living woman to have accomplished 7 eightthousanders (together with
Romano Benet, her husband): Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, GI, GII and
Broad Peak (in the same season) and Lhotse. They climbed all these peaks in a
lightweight style, without using neither supplemental oxygen nor high altitude
porters. The second was a small commercial team made of 1 Argentinian guide, 1
American client and 2 Sherpas. They all summited on 18th may with oxygen, but
tragically the client died during the descent. The guide and the Sherpas
reached the base camp safely 2 days later. Best wishes, Manuel
The following 3 Members of
"Lhotse Travisio Expedition" mountaineering Team, have been successful to
scale 8516 meter high Mt. Lhotse on 16th May 2004 at following time.
Name of Summiteers
At 12.00 Noon
1. Mr. Romano Benet (42
yrs), Park Ranger, Fusine, Italy.
At 02.00 p.m.
2. Mr. Luca Vuerich (29
yrs), Worker, Travisio, Italy.
At 03.00 p.m.
3. Mrs. Nives Meroi (43
yrs), House Keeper, Fusine, Italy.
Nine members "Lhotse Travisio
Expedition" Team was permitted to climb Mt. Lhotse from Normal Route for the
period of seventy-five days from 9th April 2004 under the leadership of Mr.
Romano Benet from Fusine, Italy.
The following additional 2
Members & 2 Nepalese high altitude Sherpas of "International Everest
Expedition Spring 2004" mountaineering team have been successful to scale 8848
meter high Mt. Everest on 18th May 2004.
Name of Summiteers
1. Mr. Gustavo Lisi (33
yrs), Mountain Guide, Argentina.
2. Mr. Nils Antezana (69
yrs), Doctor, U.S.A.
3. Mr. Dorjee Sherpa,
4. Mr. Mingmar Sherpa (35
yrs), Tapting-7, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
It is also reported that Mr.
Nils Antezana (69 Yrs) Doctor, from U.S.A., died on 18th May 2004 on altitude
of 8600m. on his way back to base camp from the summit.
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