2 days ago

Montagna Magica
maybe we'll know what happened on their last climb. ...
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3 days ago

Montagna Magica
FAREWELL TO RICK ALLENJerry Gore, friend and climbing partner of Rick, just wrote this:"We buried Rick yesterday morning in a mountain grave as his family wanted.He was one of my oldest friends and the most honest and good-natured person I have had the honour of sharing a rope with. I had known him for more than 25 years.The night before he died he was on fire with excitement for a potential new route up K2, the mountain of mountains. The next morning, I was with Ishaq Ali on the normal route and only 300m from Rick when the avalanche happened. He died doing what he loved, and every minute of his life he lived.It was a hot day and the conditions were difficult. We went back down and waited until midnight at Advanced K2 Base Camp before going to get him off the mountain. Rick was a legend in these parts and porters came down from Camp 2 to help us find him.At 6 am we woke to say our final goodbyes. Rick had a strong Christian faith. I washed his face and said a few words and a Christian prayer then Eid, one of our Pakistani guides, said a Muslim prayer.Rick was a true gentleman. My thoughts are with his family and his lovely girlfriend, Kathi.This is the end of my K2 Insulin Challenge. I am at Base Camp and will be here for the next few days sorting Rick's affairs before beginning my journey home.Thanks for your support and good wishes. I am not able to reply directly, but please know that your support has been appreciated."(ph Jerry Gore with Rick Allen ,Rick Allen, with all friends and porters after the burial)#montagnamagicaweb #rickallen #k2#karakorum #alpinismo #alpinism#climbing ...
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4 days ago

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Sherpa team of Madison / Mashabrum agencies communicated that they just have found the body of Muhammad Ali Sadpara , below the bottleneck of K2.Previously they also found Juan Pablo Mohr body, in the same area.16:00 Italian time *** UPDATE: John Snorri body found as well near the others. ***This new finding shows a possible hypothesis of a tragic accident, while the trio was likely descending the bottleneck, avalanche or fall caught involved all three climbers.(ph Muhammad and his son Sajid, which is currently climbing K2 in search of his father and his climbing partners JP Mohr, John Snorri, lost last winter during their summit bid)[ source: Mashabrum Expeditions Treks & Tours www.facebook.com/167469213288210/posts/4176721789029579/ ]#montagnamagicaweb #k2#alisadpara#climbing#alpinismo#alpinism#karakorum ...
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1 month ago

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Today Walter Bonatti was born, 91 years ago.I owe him so much and I was lucky enough to inherited from my grandfather Alfonso, friend and early editor for his first book "Le mie montagne", letters, dia,photos of him.(ph Alfonso Bernardi archives)#montagnamagicaweb #walterbonatti #alpinismo #alpinism #climbing ...
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2 months ago

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@marekholecek in hospital at Kathmandu.The Baruntse incredible expedition leaved weight loss, dehydration,some frostbites on him and Radoslav Groh but they are came back to life(ph by Marek)#montagnamagicaweb #baruntse#Himalaya #alpinism #alpinismo #alpinestyle #climbing ...
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2 months ago

Montagna Magica
Marek Holeček and Radoslav Groh's Baruntse epic climb is over : they are safe, on a helicopter ride to Kathmandu ! ...
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