17 hours ago
The great climber, writer Franco Perlotto shared this astounding photo he took in the Alps today :
"Aiguille Noire de Peuterey this morning from the Mont Blanc CAI [Italian Alpine Club] Uget Refuge.
The yellow highlighter wasn't mine. "
(ph Franco Perlotto)
1 day ago
Born on this day, in 1977 :
Louis Rousseau, Quebec/Canadian alpinist, ice climber, videophotographer, writer and more.
- climbed,opened technical ice routes in Canada
- opened a new route and summited Nanga Parbat in 2009 [ gripped.com/articles/victory-and-tragedy-on-nanga-parbat/ ]
- climbed also Gasherbrum II,Broad Peak
- climbing expeditions on Gasherbrum I [
www.alpinist.com/doc/web11w/wfeature-polish-winter/2 ], K2, Cho Oyu, Annapurna NW with partners like Gerfried Göschl, Alex Txikon, Adam Bielecki and others
- did also rescue mission [ www.lapresse.ca/actualites/regional/personnalites-la-presse/201108/15/01-4426063-louis-rousseau.php ]
Happy many returns, my dear and precious friend !
(ph by Marco Campanozzi/La Presse.ca - Louis )
2 days ago
Team John Snorri / Sadpara father and son tracker shows them descending K2 Abruzzi Spur route , as for reported bad weather coming, winds.
Tracker shows they began the descent 3 hrs ago from 6815mt , now they are at 6200mt about.
This summit bid looks officially over.
** Update: everyone is reported safe and sound during descent !
*** Update 9:47 UTC+2 they are almost at the base of Abruzzi spur route 5200mt
*** Update 14 UTC+2 tracker signal at Base Camp! With a LiasonOfficer (?) caption txt "they will try it in February" ...
Summit bid of John Snorri , Muhammad Ali Sadpara and Sajid Ali Sadpara didn't went as planned ; winds stopped the team well before their ambitious climb up to the C3 before a tomorrow summit push.Winds are catching up. The team is at 6831m waiting out the weather and assessing the situation. More updates to come!
#K2winterexpedition2021 #K2winter2021 #AliSadpara #johnsnorri
4 days ago
Sherpas Team Mingma G Seven Summit Treks
Press conference at Islamabad
( thanks to my great friend Ali Saltoro Alpine Adventure Guides )
In these days where finally we salute an historic achievement in mountaineering by an extraordinary Nepalese team, I found out this old post about :
The role and importance of the wonderful people of Sherpa, and Sherpani as photographed by my grandfather Alfonso Bernardi during Italian Dhaulagiri 1976 expedition , and as remembered by great Italian alpinist and 8000rs climber Almo Giambisi ...
"Nepalese K2 Summiteer teams with president of Pakistan in Islamabad ,Dr. Arifi Alvi and tourism minister Nasir Ali khan."
(via @visit Pakistan / Ali Saltoro )