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Nanga Parbat in winter, the Simone Moro and David Göttler attempt video
30.10.2014 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat in winter, the Simone Moro and David Göttler attempt video

The video of the attempt, carried out by Simone Moro and David Göttler, to climb Nanga Parbat (8125m) in winter.

Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro
19.04.2014 by Planetmountain

Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro

Interview with Simone Moro after the tragic avalanche on Everest on 18 April 2014 that caused the deaths of at least 13 Sherpa.

 Nanga Parbat: Pawel Dunaj and Michal Obrycki in hospital at Skardu
13.03.2014 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat: Pawel Dunaj and Michal Obrycki in hospital at Skardu

The two Polish alpinists Pawel Dunaj and Michal Obrycki, injured on 08/03/2014 after being swept down the Rupal Face on Nanga Parbat, have finally been taken to hospital at Skardu.

Nanga Parbat in winter: Poles continue. Moro, Göttler and Nardi end expedition
02.03.2014 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat in winter: Poles continue. Moro, Göttler and Nardi end expedition

The third attempt by Simone Moro, David Göttler, Tomasz Mackiewicz and Pawel Dunaj to summit Nanga Parbat in winter ended in failure. The Italian German expedition will now return home, as will Italy's Daniele Nardi who attempted to ascend the Diamir face. The Polish expedition remains, in the hope of realising its dream of carrying out the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat.

Nanga Parbat in winter: attempt #2
12.02.2014 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat in winter: attempt #2

Simone Moro from Italy, David Göttler from Germany and the Poles Tomek Mackiewicz and Pawel Dunaj have set off on their second attempt to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat in winter.

Nanga Parbat in winter: the long journey to the summit commences
06.02.2014 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat in winter: the long journey to the summit commences

Polish alpinists Tomek Mackiewicz and Pawel Dunaj have set off from Nanga Parbat base camp for their summit attempt. They should be followed tomorrow by Italy's Simone Moro and Germany's David Göttler.

Ralf Dujmovits abandons Nanga Parbat winter attempt
03.01.2014 by Planetmountain

Ralf Dujmovits abandons Nanga Parbat winter attempt

Ralf Dujmovits and Darek Zaluski have abandoned their winter ascent of Nanga Parbat via the Diamir Face. Those still attempting the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat are Simone Moro, Emilio Previtali and David Göttler, as well as the Poles Tomasz Mackiewicz, Marek Klonowski, Jacek Teler and Pawel Dunaj, all on the Rupal Face.

Nanga Parbat, four expeditions aim for first winter ascent
29.12.2013 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat, four expeditions aim for first winter ascent

Simone Moro, Emilio Previtali and David Göttler landed in Islamabad yesterday and in a few days time will reach Rupal Base Camp beneath Nanga Parbat (8125m), while a few days ago Ralf Dujmovits and Dariusz "Darek" Zaluski reached Base Camp on the Diamir Face. Tomasz Mackiewicz, Marek Klonowski, Jacek Teler and Pawel Dunaj have already established Camp 1 on the Rupal Face. They will all be joined by Daniele Nardi who announced he will depart for Islamabad on 20 January.

Helicopter rescue in the Himalayas, interview with Moro, Folini and Senoner
07.06.2013 by Vinicio Stefanello

Helicopter rescue in the Himalayas, interview with Moro, Folini and Senoner

In this interview we ask Simone Moro, Maurizio Folini and Armin Senoner to speak about their helicopter rescue operations carried out between April and May this year in the Nepalese Himalayas, about their records but also about the prospects and difficulties of operating on the highest mountains in the world. An activity, it is worth remembering, that is still in its early stages.

Everest, interview with Simone Moro after the attack at 7200m
29.04.2013 by Vinicio Stefanello

Everest, interview with Simone Moro after the attack at 7200m

We briefly talked with Simone Moro, currently at Everest Base Camp after he, Ueli Steck and Jon Griffith were attacked at 7200m on their way to Camp 3 on Everest. Here is his account of this incredible, terrifying incident which will require time to understand and comprehend.

Everest: Moro, Steck and Griffith attacked at 7200m
29.04.2013 by Planetmountain

Everest: Moro, Steck and Griffith attacked at 7200m

On 27/4/2013 Simone Moro, Ueli Steck and Jon Griffith were attacked by a group of Sherpa while climbing to acclimatise at Camp 3 on Everest. The aggression continued at Camp 2.

Simone Moro, the drama on Broad Peak and winter mountaineering in the Himalaya
07.03.2013 by Planetmountain

Simone Moro, the drama on Broad Peak and winter mountaineering in the Himalaya

The thoughts of Simone Moro about high-altitude winter mountaineering on the world's Eight-thousanders and about the events which have taken place and are currently unfolding on Broad Peak.

 Conrad Anker and Simone Moro at London for the TNF Speaker Series 2012
06.12.2012 by Planetmountain

Conrad Anker and Simone Moro at London for the TNF Speaker Series 2012

The final stage of the The North Face Speaker Series 2012 took place in London on 20/11/2012 with two great alpinists: America's Conrad Anker and Italy's Simone Moro. The themes couldn't have been any others than alpinism and the Himalaya, from Meru to Gasherbrum II.

Jacopo Larcher and his 9a climbing at Red River Gorge
30.11.2012 by Planetmountain

Jacopo Larcher and his 9a climbing at Red River Gorge

Interview with the young Italian climber Jacopo Larcher, touching on the Red River Gorge, the Kalymnos Climbing Festival, the Dolomites and much more.

International Master’s Course in Mountain Medicine, the final report by Doctor Luigi Festi
08.11.2012 by Planetmountain

International Master’s Course in Mountain Medicine, the final report by Doctor Luigi Festi

The 1st International Master Course in Mountain Medicine will be completed with the final thesis and diploma at the Insubria University. This project, unique and innovative, came to life as a real challenge and involved 14 doctors from all of Italy, combining technical ability with hands on experience and mountain culture. An experience which will continue in May 2013 with the 2nd edition, as course director Doctor Luigi Festi reveals.

 The North Face Speaker Series: Simone Moro and alpinism today
25.10.2012 by Planetmountain

The North Face Speaker Series: Simone Moro and alpinism today

The North Face Speaker Series 2012 kicks off on 5 November in Milan, Italy: "Alpinism today" with Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and other illustrious friends.

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2012: a huge success
03.10.2012 by Nicholas Hobley

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2012: a huge success

Sun, sea, great climbing and partying. These are the ingredients of the first The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival which took place on the Greek island from 26 - 30 September 2012.

Karl Unterkircher Award 2012, the nominations
08.06.2012 by Planetmountain

Karl Unterkircher Award 2012, the nominations

The second edition of the Karl Unterkircher Award will take place on 6 July 2012 at Selva di Val Gardena in the Italian Dolomites. The alpinists nominated for this award are Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards for the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II, Sean Villanueva, Ben Ditto, Nicolas Favresse and Olivier Favressee for their Greenland Big Walls and Marina Kopteva, Galina Chibitok and Anna Yasinskaya for their new route up Great Trango Tower in Pakistan.

Everest like an amusement park, Simone Moro abandons Everest and Lhotse attempt
24.05.2012 by Vinicio Stefanello

Everest like an amusement park, Simone Moro abandons Everest and Lhotse attempt

Interview with Simone Moro who descended to Everst Base Camp today and abandoned his project of climbing Everest and then Lhotse without supplementary oxygen due to the massive crowds on the mountain (more than 200 are currently attempting to reach its summit) and the dangers association with this overcrowding.

Everest, three alpinists die on black Saturday
21.05.2012 by Planetmountain

Everest, three alpinists die on black Saturday

On Saturday 19 May 2012 three alpinists - a German, a Canadian and a Korean - lost their lives on the South Face of Everest, in part due to a sudden storm. Another two alpinists are reported missing, while other alpinists in difficulty were rescued by helicopter from Camp 2. The first successful summit bids were carried out on Friday and included the talented Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck.

Simone Moro between Everest, Lhotse and helicopter rescues
16.05.2012 by Planetmountain

Simone Moro between Everest, Lhotse and helicopter rescues

Interview with Simone Moro, currently at Everest Base Camp preparing to ascend Everest and Lhotse in a single push while still finding the time to co-ordinate and take part in helicopter rescues.

Nanga Parbat winter expedition: Moro and Urubko abandon attempt
14.02.2012 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat winter expedition: Moro and Urubko abandon attempt

Simone Moro and Denis Urubko have announced their decision today to abandon their attempt of the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat (Pakistan) via the Diamir Face due to the prohibitive weather conditions.

Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition, dispatch #5
10.02.2012 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition, dispatch #5

The fifth video of the Nanga Parbat 2012 winter expedition of Simone Moro and Denis Urubko.

Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition, dispatch #4
30.01.2012 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition, dispatch #4

The fourth video of the Nanga Parbat 2012 winter expedition of Simone Moro and Denis Urubko.

Nanga Parbat in winter, the route upwards for Moro and Urubko
20.01.2012 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat in winter, the route upwards for Moro and Urubko

News from Nanga Parbat: Simone Moro and Denis Urubko continue to explore their hopes and the mountain itself. Yesterday they ventured to beyond 5800m to reach the base of the couloir which they will attempt to climb via their (new) route to the summit.

Nanga Parbat in winter, Moro and Urubko aim to climb route attempted by Messner and Eisendle
13.01.2012 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat in winter, Moro and Urubko aim to climb route attempted by Messner and Eisendle

On 12/01/2012 Simone Moro and Denis Urubko acclimatised at 5400m on the Diamir Face of Nanga Parbat. Their attempt at the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat will be via the line attempted by Messner and Eisendle in 2000, and not via the Kinshofer route.

Nanga Parbat winter expedition, the first video of Simone Moro and Denis Urubko
06.01.2012 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat winter expedition, the first video of Simone Moro and Denis Urubko

Video of the first stage of the Nanga Parbat 2012 winter expedition of Simone Moro and Denis Urubko.

Nanga Parbat in winter, Moro and Urubko travel towards their dream
30.12.2011 by Planetmountain

Nanga Parbat in winter, Moro and Urubko travel towards their dream

Interview with Simone Moro and Denis Urubko, currently on their way to Nanga Parbat to attempt the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat (8125m).

Simone Moro, Cory Richards and Denis Urubko LIVE
16.11.2011 by Planetmountain

Simone Moro, Cory Richards and Denis Urubko LIVE

On 17/11/2011 at 20:30 CET Planetmountain will live stream the London stage of The North Face Speaker Series with Simone Moro, Cory Richards and Denis Urubko about the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum 8035m.

Gasherbrum II in winter, the video
22.09.2011 by Planetmountain

Gasherbrum II in winter, the video

The video of the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II, carried out by Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards on 02/02/2011.

Simone Moro and helicopter rescues in Nepal
01.06.2011 by Planetmountain

Simone Moro and helicopter rescues in Nepal

Interview with Simone Moro about the latest helicopter rescues in Nepal's mountains.

Gasherbrum II in winter: after the summit, descent to Base Camp with avalanche for Moro, Urubko and Richards!
04.02.2011 by Planetmountain

Gasherbrum II in winter: after the summit, descent to Base Camp with avalanche for Moro, Urubko and Richards!

Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards have now reached Base Camp after an arduous descent during which they were hit by an avalanche. This historic first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II (8035m, Karakorum, Pakistan) now draws to a close.

Gasherbrum II in winter: after the summit, Moro, Urubko and Richards reach Camp 1
03.02.2011 by Planetmountain

Gasherbrum II in winter: after the summit, Moro, Urubko and Richards reach Camp 1

After yesterday's historic first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II (8035m, Karakorum, Pakistan), Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards have now descended from Camp 3 to Camp 1.

Gasherbrum II, historic first winter ascent: summit for Moro, Urubko and Richards!
02.02.2011 by Vinicio Stefanello

Gasherbrum II, historic first winter ascent: summit for Moro, Urubko and Richards!

At 11:28 local time Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards reached the summit of Gasherbrum II. This is the first winter ascent of the 13th highest mountain in the world, a historic climb which is also the first winter ascent of one of the five 8000ers located in Pakistan.

Gasherbrum II in winter: Moro, Urubko and Richards poised for summit push
01.02.2011 by Planetmountain

Gasherbrum II in winter: Moro, Urubko and Richards poised for summit push

Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards plan to set off from their Camp 3 at 6900m tonight for their first attempt at reaching the summit of Gasherbrum II (Karakorum, Pakistan).

Gasherbrum II in winter: Campo 2 for Moro, Urubko and Richards
28.01.2011 by Vinicio Stefanello

Gasherbrum II in winter: Campo 2 for Moro, Urubko and Richards

On 25 Janaury 2011 Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards installed Camp 2 at 6500m on Gasherbrum II. In doing so they carried out another important step in their attempt to carry out the first winter ascent of the 13th highest mountain in the world.

Accidents in the Himalaya and helicopter rescues
30.11.2010 by Planetmountain

Accidents in the Himalaya and helicopter rescues

Simone Moro discusses helicopter rescues in the Himalaya, starting with the accident on Ama Dablam which cost the lives of two of his friends, the pilot Sabin Basnyat and the rescue operator Purna Awale, on a mission to rescue the alpinists David Göttler and Hiraide Kazuya.

Simone Moro, mountaineering, life, fears and doubts before GII this winter
25.11.2010 by Planetmountain

Simone Moro, mountaineering, life, fears and doubts before GII this winter

Interview with Italian mountaineer Simone Moro, two months prior to his next expedition to attempt the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II (Karakorum, Pakistan) together with Denis Urubko.

Everest, ascents from Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner to Silvio Mondinelli, Abele Blanc and Simone Moro
24.05.2010 by Planetmountain

Everest, ascents from Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner to Silvio Mondinelli, Abele Blanc and Simone Moro

On 23 May Silvio Mondinelli, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Abele Blanc, Michele Enzio and Marco Camandona reached the summit of Everest from Tibet. On 22 May Simone Moro reached the summit, once again with the use of supplementary oxygen.

Landslide in the Hunza Valley, Pakistan
10.01.2010 by Planetmountain

Landslide in the Hunza Valley, Pakistan

Via Simone Moro and his agency in Pakistan comes the terrible news of a landslide which struck the area close to the village Attabad in the Hunza Valley, causing deaths, destroying land communications and isolating circa 22000 people. Published below is the email by Sultan Khan of the agency Nazir Sabir.

First winter ascent of Makalu: interview with Simone Moro and Denis Urubko
11.02.2009 by PlanetMountain

First winter ascent of Makalu: interview with Simone Moro and Denis Urubko

Interview with Simone Moro from Italy and Denis Urubko from Kazakhstan after the first winter ascent of Makalu.

Simone Moro and Denis Urubko: Makalu first winter ascent
09.02.2009 by PlanetMountain

Simone Moro and Denis Urubko: Makalu first winter ascent

The news is just in: at 14.00 (local time) Simone Moro and Denis Urubko reached the 8462m high summit of Makalu, carrying out the historic first winter ascent of the 5th highest mountain in the world.

Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and the Makalu winter project
01.12.2008 by PlanetMountain

Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and the Makalu winter project

At the end of December Simone Moro from Italy and Denis Urubko from Kazakhistan will attempt the first winter ascent of Makalu 8463m (Himalaya, Nepal), the fifth highest mountain in the world.

Beka Brakai Chhok summit by Moro and Barmasse
11.08.2008 by Planetmountain

Beka Brakai Chhok summit by Moro and Barmasse

On 1 August 2008 Italian mountaineers Simone Moro and Hervè Barmasse reached the hitherto unclimbed summit of Beka Brakai Chhok (6940m) in Pakistan's Karakorum.

Simone Moro Broad Peak summit push tomorrow
07.03.2008 by Planetmountain

Simone Moro Broad Peak summit push tomorrow

Simone Moro has established Camp 3 on Broad Peak (8047m) together with Shaheen Baig and Qudrat Ali. Summit push tomorrow.

Broad Peak winter attempt: Simone Moro and Co. towards Camp 3
12.02.2008 by Planetmountain

Broad Peak winter attempt: Simone Moro and Co. towards Camp 3

Simone Moro, Shaheen Baig and Qudrat Ali are attempting Broad Peak, Pakistan in winter. At present they have established Camp 2 at 6200m,

Broad Peak, Simone Moro at Camp 3
03.02.2007 by PlanetMountain

Broad Peak, Simone Moro at Camp 3

On 01/02 Simone Moro and Shaheen reached Camp 3. In a few days time they will make their first summit attempt.

Simone Moro climbing high on Broad Peak
31.01.2007 by Planetmountain

Simone Moro climbing high on Broad Peak

Simone Moro is currently engaged in his winter attempt of Broad Peak (8048m, Karakorum, Pakistan).

Parimbelli repeats Damocle, Moro frees Open Day
20.01.2006 by PlanetMountain.com

Parimbelli repeats Damocle, Moro frees Open Day

On 12 January Yuri Parimbelli made the first repeat of Damocle, the superb ice drip first ascended by Simone Moro in 2000 in Valleve, Valle Brembana, N. Italy. Simone Moro has made the first ascent of Open Day.

Moro and Ogwyn summit Batokschi, but abandon Batura II
11.07.2005 by PlanetMountain.com

Moro and Ogwyn summit Batokschi, but abandon Batura II

After having reached the summit of Batokschi (6050m) via a new route Simone Moro and Joby Ogwyn's adventure on Batura II (7762m Pakistan - Karakorum), the highest still unclimbed peak in the world, has come to an abrupt end.

Moro and Morawski first winter ascent of Shisha Pangma!
14.01.2005 by PlanetMountain.com

Moro and Morawski first winter ascent of Shisha Pangma!

On 14/01/2004 Simone Moro and Piotr Morawski made the first winter ascent of Shisha Pangma (8027m), climbing without supplementary oxygen and high altitude porters.

Shisha Pangma, Winter Expedition 2004-2005
25.11.2004 by PlanetMountain.com

Shisha Pangma, Winter Expedition 2004-2005

On 29/11, Simone Moro, Jan Szulc, Dariusz Zaluski Jacek Jawien and Piotr Morawski head for Tibetto attempt the first winter ascent of Shisha Pangma (8027m).

Ciao Patrick, new route on Khali Himal
06.05.2004 by Planetmountain.com

Ciao Patrick, new route on Khali Himal

The report by Simone Moro eand details of the new route on the North Face of Khali Himal - Baruntse North (7066m), Nepal.

Camos, Urubko and Moro summit Baruntse North
04.05.2004 by PlanetMountain.com

Camos, Urubko and Moro summit Baruntse North

At 7.00am (CET) Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Bruno Tassi reached the summit of Khali Himal (7041m) or Baruntse North.

Shisha Pangma Winter Expedition: attempt aborted
19.01.2004 by Planetmountain.com

Shisha Pangma Winter Expedition: attempt aborted

On 17/01 Simone Moro and Piotr Morawski aborted their attempt at 7700m of make the first winter ascent of Shisha Pangma (8027m).

Broad Peak success for Moro, Ochoa, Lafaille, Viesturs
16.07.2003 by Planetmountain.com

Broad Peak success for Moro, Ochoa, Lafaille, Viesturs

On 15/07/2003 Simone Moro, Inaki Ochoa, Jean-Christophe Lafaille, Ed Viesturs of the International Pakistan Expedition 2003 reached the summit of Broad Peak (8047m).

Fair Play Trophy awarded  to Simone Moro
28.11.2002 by Planetmountain.com

Fair Play Trophy awarded to Simone Moro

On 9/01/2003 Simone Moro will be awarded the "Pierre de Cubertin International Fair Play Trophy" for his 2001 rescue efforts of the 19 year-old British mountaineer Tom Moores

Curnis and Moro summit Everest
24.05.2002 by PlanetMountain.com

Curnis and Moro summit Everest

Mario Curnis and Simone Moro reach the summit of Everest on 24 May

Cho Oyu summit for Moro, Nicolini and Mezzanotte
09.05.2002 by Emilio Previtali

Cho Oyu summit for Moro, Nicolini and Mezzanotte

At 12.00 (Nepal time) the Italians Franco Nicolini, Mirco Mezzanotte and Simone Moro reached the summit of the sixth highest mountain in the world.

Cho Oyu, news from the Italian expedition
24.04.2002 by PlanetMountain.com

Cho Oyu, news from the Italian expedition

Simone Moro and an italian expedition are preparing for Cho Oyu, before moving on to attempt Everest

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