From 2 to 5 June 2017 Kanzianiberg in Austria will host King of Kanzi, the 1980’s climbing festival. Special guests include Nives Meroi, Romano Benet, Steve House, Jacopo Larcher, Markus Pucher, Michael Kemeter, Lisi Steurer, Lorraine Huber and Thomas Brandauer.
Nives Meroi and Romano Benet have summited Annapurna. With this mountain they have completed their splendid journey along all 14 x 8000ers.
At 10:00 am on Thursday 12 May 2016 Italian mountaineers Romano Benet and Nives Meroi reached the summit of Makalu, their 13th eightthousander.
The thoughts of Manuel Lugli about the ascent of Kangchenjunga carried out on 17/05/2014 by the Italian alpinists Romano Benet and Nives Meroi.
On Saturday 17 May 2014 Italian alpinists Nives Meroi and Romano Benet summited Kangchenjunga (8.586m), the third highest mountain in the world. Their ascent marks a great return to the Himalaya and is also an important and unique journey.
During their third evening entitled 'I am the mountains I have not climbed' the Italian alpinists Nives Meroi and Romano Benet talked about their mountaineering and life story. This was a special evening dedicated to a special story, as Manuel Lugli recounts.
The letter by Andreas Dick concerning 'A question of style: Meroi, Pasaban, Kaltenbrunner and all the 14 8000m peaks' and the reply by the author of the article, Manuel Lugli. Furthermore we've published the thoughts by Cristina Castagna, the Italian mountaineer from Valdagno who has climbed 4 8000m peaks and who is about to depart for the Himalaya.
Ismael Santos, the great Spanish basketball player and passionate mountaineer based in Italy, shares his views about how the public opinion and Spanish and Italian media perceives the achievements of Nives Meroi and Edurne Pasaban. We believe this to be an important contribution which helps comprehend what is happening and which goes beyond specific aspects of mountaineering.
Edurne Pasaban with Kanchenjunga and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner with Lhotse have reached the summit of 12 8000m peaks. Nives Meroi and Romano Benet on the other hand have had to abandon their Kanchenjunga summit bid and have therefore climbed 11. The thoughts of Manuel Lugli about this female "race" to complete the tour of the 14 highest mountains in the world.
On 18/05 at 2.30 pm Ferran Latorre from Spain reached the summit of Kangchenjunga. His companions Edurne Pasaban, Juanito Oiarzabal, Asier Izguirre and Alex Chicon summited circa two hours later, at 4:45pm. The Italians Nives Meroi and Romano Benet have abandoned their attempt and returned to Base Camp.
After failing to even reach Kangchenjunga and being forced therefore to change plans, Nives Meroi and Romano Benet are currently attempting the South Face of Annapurna in orderto climb their 12th 8000m peak. Prevailing conditions on the mountain continue to be difficult and our man in the field Manuel Lugli spoke directly to Romano Benet to find out about the current situation.
On Sunday 15/03 Nives Meroi and Romano Benet departed from Italy to attempt Kangchenjunga, their 12th 8000m peak. Located on the border between Nepal and India, this 8586m mountain is the third highest in the world.
Interview with Nives Meroi after the summit of Manaslu 8156 m (Himalaya, Nepal) reached at 10.00 am Nepalese time on 04/10 together with Romano Benet and Luca Vuerich.
The team comprised of the Italians Nives Meroi, Romano Benet, Luca Vuerich and the Kazakh mountaineers Denis Urubko, Serguey Samoilov, Eugeny Shutov and Gennady Durov has now reached Hillary Base Camp and all is set for their winter attempt of Makalu.
21/05 Interview with Nives Meroi from Everest Advanced Base Camp after having reached the summit of her tenth 8000m peak.
On 17/05 Nives Meroi and Romano Benet reached the summit of Everest (8850m) without the use of supplementary oxygen via the north face. After being the first Italian woman to summit K2, Nives Meroi is now the first Italian woman to climb Everest without oxygen and the only women to have climbed ten 8000m peaks without O2.
On 09/04/07 Renzo Benedetti climbed to C1 on Dhaulagiri as did Mario Merelli and Mario Panzeri. Silvio Mondinelli, Marco Confortola and Alberto Maglianohave reached Kathmandu and are heading for Cho Oyu. Nives Meroi and Romano Benet are heading the Everest north side.
On 26/07/2006 Nives Meroi and Romano Benet summited K2 8611m (Himalaya, Karakorum).
Nives Meroi and Romano Benet from Italy summited Dhaulagiri at 14.30 yesterday. The Italians climbed without supplementary oxygen and without high altitude porters
Christian Kuntner dies after being hit by an avalanche on Annapurna. Mario Panzeri, Mario Merelli, Daniele Bernasconi, Ed Viesturs from America and Veikka Gustafsson all reach the summit of Annapurna, while Romano Benet, Nives Meroi and Luca Vuerich have abandoned hopes of reaching the summit of Dhaulagiri.