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Interview with Simone Moro after the tragic avalanche on Everest on 18 April 2014 that caused the deaths of at least 13 Sherpa.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview with the young Italian climber Jacopo Larcher, touching on the Red River Gorge, the Kalymnos Climbing Festival, the Dolomites and much more.
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 2012 kicks off on 5 November in Milan, Italy: "Alpinism today" with Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and other illustrious friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The fifth video of the Nanga Parbat 2012 winter expedition of Simone Moro and Denis Urubko.
The fourth video of the Nanga Parbat 2012 winter expedition of Simone Moro and Denis 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.
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.
Video of the first stage of the Nanga Parbat 2012 winter expedition of Simone Moro and Denis Urubko.
Interview with Simone Moro and Denis Urubko, currently on their way to Nanga Parbat to attempt the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat (8125m).
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.
The video of the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II, carried out by Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards on 02/02/2011.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview with Simone Moro from Italy and Denis Urubko from Kazakhstan after the first winter ascent of Makalu.
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.
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.
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 has established Camp 3 on Broad Peak (8047m) together with Shaheen Baig and Qudrat Ali. Summit push tomorrow.
Simone Moro, Shaheen Baig and Qudrat Ali are attempting Broad Peak, Pakistan in winter. At present they have established Camp 2 at 6200m,
On 01/02 Simone Moro and Shaheen reached Camp 3. In a few days time they will make their first summit attempt.
Simone Moro is currently engaged in his winter attempt of Broad Peak (8048m, Karakorum, Pakistan).
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.
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.
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.
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).
The report by Simone Moro eand details of the new route on the North Face of Khali Himal - Baruntse North (7066m), Nepal.
At 7.00am (CET) Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Bruno Tassi reached the summit of Khali Himal (7041m) or Baruntse North.
On 17/01 Simone Moro and Piotr Morawski aborted their attempt at 7700m of make the first winter ascent of Shisha Pangma (8027m).
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).
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
Mario Curnis and Simone Moro reach the summit of Everest on 24 May
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.
Simone Moro and an italian expedition are preparing for Cho Oyu, before moving on to attempt Everest
Silvio Mondinelli and Mario Merelli reached the summit of Everest and have descended to Base Camp. Denis Urubko and Simone Moro have descended to BC. Spanish expedition success via Everest North Face. Lhotse Middleclimbed by a Russian expedition.