Annapurna summit for Mondinelli, Camandona and Confortola
On 12/10 the Italians Marco Confortola, Marco Camandona and Silvio Mondinelli reached the summit of Annapurna 8091m
On Thursday 12 October Silvio Mondinelli and Sherpa Lhakpa reached the summit of Annapurna at circa 11.30 Nepalese time. One hour later their expedition companion Marco Confortola battled his way through high winds to reach the summit, too, while Marco Camandona summited 2 hours after Mondinelli, who in the meatime had started his descent back to Camp 3.
The expedition climbed to the left of the Dutch route on the North Face and encountered the greatest difficulties between Camps 2 and 3. From Camp 3 at 6600m they proceeded in a long and tiring summit push to 8091m. This is Mondinelli's 13th 8000m peak, Camandona's fourth (after Shisha Pangma, Cho Oyu and K2) and Confortola's third (after Everest and Shisha Pangma).
The Italian mountaineers have dedicated their latest summit to their friend and unforgettable South Tyrolean mountaineer Christian Kuntner, and to expedition companion Abele Blanc, who was forced to return to Italy for personal reasons
Annapurna - 8091 meters
10th highest mountain on earth
Position: Himalaya, Nepal
First ascent: Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal 3 June 1950 (French expedition)
1st 8000m peak to be climbed by man.
Photo: Annapurna (ph arch. Mondinelli)