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Update from Shisha Pangma
09:17 a.m. EST Dec 29, 2003
Simone Moro and his fellow team mates will be heading back to work on Shisha Pangma. Last week, the guys established Camp 1 at 6100m and ferried equipment up from ABC. Simone proceeded to climb up to 6400m, fixing about 300m of rope along the Spanish route. Then all returned to BC to kick back and celebrate the holidays and grab a couple of days rest.

Simone Moro, 36, has summited Mount Everest, Broad Peak, Cho Oyu, Lhotse. This past summer, he also opened a new partial route on the Diamir face of Nanga Parbat, though he did not reach the summit. In 1996, Simone attained the N. Summit of Shisha Pangma. He is now attempting to make the first successful winter ascent of the peak, climbing via the South Face.

The expedition will climb Shisha Pangma’s South Face without the use of Sherpa support or supplementary oxygen. Originally, Krzysztof Wielicki was planning to be a part of the expedition, but bowed out recently due to family matters.

On the expedition is Italian climber Simone Moro, Pierre Bergeron and Yvon Latreille, both from Quebec, Canada, and Polish climbers Piotr Morawski, Jacek Jawien and Darek Zaluski are also on the expedition. Jas Szulc (POL) will accompany the team the base camp manager.

Image courtesy of simonemoro.com


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