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Makalu 2001, summit!


Giampaolo Corona of the the expedition Aquile di San Martino di Castrozza e Primiero reached the summit of Makalu on 14/05


The Acquile have done it ! Yesterday on 14 May Giampaolo Corona reached the 8475m high summit of Makalu Himal, the fifth highest mountain in the world.

His success is of course a great satisfaction for all expedition members, who are now safely (and happily) back at Base Camp: Renzo Corona, Narciso Simion, Mariano Lott, Tullio Simoni, Sebastiano Zagonel, Donato Zagonel, Giampaolo Corona, Gianfranco Dell'Antonia and Alessandro Rigobello.

Twenty-five years have passed since the historic Aquile expedition to Dhaulagiri, and this second successful 8000m expedition is definitely something the entire San Martino di Castrozza e Primiero valley will want to celebrate, as they supported the expedition right from the outset.

Giampaolo Corona’s successful summit bid brings this year’s tally to 7, since 2 mountaineers from new Zealand reached the summit a few days ago, as did 3 mountaineers from Chile and Sherpa Lakpa Dorje, who therefore becomes the only person to have summited Makalu Himal twice..

Congratulations to all!

Further information: www.makalu2001.org

PlanetMountain.com and Makalu 2001

Clockwiae from top left: the Aquile expedition members, Makalu from Base Camp, Giampaolo and Renzo Corona.

With the support of :
- Consorzio di Primiero
- Provincia Autonoma di Trento
- Azienda di Promozione Turistica San Martino di Castrozza e Primiero
- B.I.M. Consorzio dei Comuni del Bacino Imbrifero del Brenta
- Cassa Rurale Valli di Primiero e Vanoi
- The North Face
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