It has been another long long hard year reporting on
Everest. False death reports all over as normal. Our news being copied and
mangled. Of course those with clear agendas signing their songs and those who
"claim not to have an agenda" signing their songs ... Same old Everest, just
The question is: Is another Italian climber, Pierangelo
Some seem sure no other climber is missing. Others off the
mountain believe Pierangelo Maurizio is missing and
probably lost now....
The confusion seems to get worse as most know an Italian
climber, "Marco" was found and was saved from camp 3 on the North side.
readers are telling us that Marco is not Pierangelo Maurizio and that
Pierangelo Maurizio is still missing. Climbers we speak to on the mountain
don't seem to know another Italian climber is missing... Some seem to think
Pierangelo Maurizio is Marco, other not... At this
point, we believe Pierangelo Maurizio is not Marco and that most on the
mountain does not know this. We hope we are wrong....
So with the risk is spreading a false rumor that Pierangelo
Maurizio is missing as our news is repeated over and over, here it goes
Pierangelo Maurizio is missing on Everest... Please let us know if you
know where he is, people are concerned...
We should add we know of NO other dead or missing
climbers besides what we have reported to date and currently believe reports
to the otherwise are false...
Below are the Italian summit report and the 7 summits club
report as background.
Here is a very short report of the summit of Nives Meroi,
Romano Benet, Nadia Tiraboschi and David Borlini.
Great performance of Nives Meroi e Romano Benet on Everest.
They summited this morning with a not very fine weather and following their
usual style: no oxygen, no Sherpas. The information was delivered by Nadia
Tiraboschi, who called directly from Everest summit that she reached together
with David Borlini (both using oxygen). Pierangelo Maurizio and Marco Epis, of
the same team of Nadia, were reported still climbing. While we wait for more
news and details, we wish all the best to all the Italian mountaineers and
many, many congratulations..
- Nadia Tiraboschi
- Pierangelo Maurizio
- David Borlini
- Ivano Tiraboschi
- Sergio Santoro
- Marco Epis
- Mario Andrighettoni
- Francesca Raffaelli
- Peter Guggemos (German)
- Uwe Zuerner (German)
Marco found by the Russians.. Also
assisted down by the French we are told...
the 7 summit club report on Marco is below...
News from 7
Summits Club & Alpindustria Everest Expedition 2007
From the leader of expedition, Alex Abramov
May 21, camp ABC, 6400m 100% success on Everest.
All climbers from our expedition have summited Everest. Altogether 26 persons:
14 members and 12 Sherpas. Now we are in ABC camp, in safe place. Tomorrow
most people will go to the base camp.
This success has proved the right of our acclimatization plan, good tactic
decisions, good equipment of climbers and Sherpas, sufficient amount of
. On May 19 the following expedition members summitted Everest:
- Hannah Shields (Ireland)
- Curt Mayers (USA)
- Dirk Feige (Germany)
- Israfil Ashurly (Russia - Azerbaidzan. Finished 7 Summits Program by this
ascent and became the first Azerbaidzanian climber to do so)
- Maxim Shakirov (Russia)
- Sergey Kofanov (expedition guide, second time on the top)
- Sergey Larin (expedition doctor, second time on the top)
And 6 Sherpas:
Mingma Gelu Sherpa
Mingma Dorchi Sherpa
Nima Ongdi Sherpa
Ngima Dorjee Sherpa
On May 20 the following expedition members summitted Everest:
- William Tyler (USA)
- Sergey Batura (Russia, first representative of the Far East to summit
- Andrey Ivanov (Russia, first representative of the Far East to summit
- Sergey Dashkevich (Russia, first representative of the Far East to summit
- Liudmila Korobeshko (Russia)
- Abramov Alexander (guide and expedition leader)
- Alexander Bichenko (guide, Russia, first representative of the Far East to
summit Everest )
And 6 Sherpas:
Pemba Rinjin Sherpa
Lakcha Sangee Sherpa
Nurbu Chiring Sherpa
Pemba Tenjin Sherpa
Pemba Nurbu Sherpa
Alex Abramov and Lyudmila Korobeshko became the first Russian couple on
Everest. Lyudmila is the first female Everest summiter from Moscow and
European parg of Russia. She is native from the city of Piatigorsk in Northern
Caucasus not far from Elbrus the highest summit of Europe.
Photos from the rescue operation of 7 Summits Club. Italian mountaineer Marco,
spent 2 days unconscious in the snow next to camp 8300. He was found by the
guide of 7 Summits Club expedition Sergey Kofanov. Sergey quickly organized
the rescue operation and got Marco down to North Col. That saved Marco`s life.
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