While Claudio and Sergio are
going up to ABC today, the rest of the team goes to Rongbuk monastery for a
Buddhist ceremony. Editorial Note:
Readers have asked a couple of questions: While Nepal have passed new rules
for setting world records, the Chinese side of Everest is still the wild wild
west... EverestNews.com has also been asked about reports from unreliable
sources stating that summits and deaths on the Chinese side are confirmed by
the Ministry of Tourism in Nepal. This is like saying the people of Iraq are
going to determine who the next President of the USA is going to be... Who
comes up with this trash? The Ministry of Tourism in Nepal does not determine
anything about the North side of Everest...
is resting at the ABC (Advanced Base Camp-6,375 m.) since there will be a test
at high altitude tomorrow. On the following day he’ll descend to the BC (Base
Camp-5,150 m.) in order to regain strength while waiting to make the
attempt. Tomorrow Claudio and Sergio will climb to the ABC also and on the
following day the rest of the group will join them and wait to take up their
positions. A slackening in the wind in the last three days made it possible
for several expeditions to reach the summit. The Spanish climber Rosa Maria
Fernandez together with two trustworthy Sherpas and two Americans with the
same number of Sherpas summited on Saturday. There is the possibility that
some Slovenian climbers made it to the summit, also, but the information that
we have at the BC is sill vague. It has been confirmed, however, that a group
of fifteen Chinese equipped with oxygen made it to the summit on Sunday. The
group was able to transmit television images from the peak and afterwards
installed a satellite transmitter that will register data useful in
determining the exact altitude of Mt. Everest. All of these climbers came up
from the northern side (China) while the attempts that were made from the
southern side (Nepal) have not been successful. “Ciao” to everyone. Adriano
date of birth: Aosta (Italy); 10/11/1962
mountain running and skyrunning
Brunod is 42 years old, married and the father of two children. Twice world
champion of Skyrunning and holder of various speed records for climbing and
descending some of the most important mountains in the world (Cervino, Monte
Rosa, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro). He discovered cycling during his military
service and gave immediate proof of his skill as a climber. He became a member
of an amateur team in Brianza. The well-known cyclist Chiappucci was also a
member and when he approached a hill, his fellows told him: "Position yourself
behind Brunod and try to hang on". His humble nature and his homesickness for
his mountains caused him to give up cycling. Even though he obtains the
results of a professional athlete, Brunod retained the spirit of an amateur.
He returned to his career as a mason, specialized in stone facings and roofs.
He trained twice a day, once before dawn and again after sunset.
Almost as a
diversion, Brunod entered the world of mountain running with immediate
success, setting new records. Not content with this success, he rapidly made
his way into skyrunning and in a short time became one of strongest in this
of Brunod's mountain running and skyrunning career (1995-2004):
still unbeaten, for the climb and decent of the Cervino starting from
Breuil-Cervinia: 3:14.44, lowering the previous record set by Valerio
Bertoglio by almost an hour.
- 1st place
in the "SKYRUNNING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP" after winning three of the five races
of the "FILA Skyrunning" world circuit.
- In the
same year Brunod set the world record in the "Vertical Kilometer" in the Val
still unbeaten, for the climb and descent of Monte Rosa (4.459
starting from Gressoney.
- 1st place
in the "SKYRUNNING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP".
for climb and descent of the Aconcagua, 6.962 meters (Argentina).
Participated in the " Aconcagua 2000" project sponsored by FILA, the
Autonomous region of Valle d'Aosta, the Federation for Sports at Altitude, and
the Institute of Sport Science-CONI, setting the new record for climb and
descent in 4 hours and 52 minutes, breaking the previous record of 5 hours and
57 minutes set by the French GMHM team in 1992. The record was reported on the
national newspapers (Corriere della Sera, Tuttosport, Il Giorno), on all of
the major South American newspapers, specialised magazines, the national
television of Argentina and RAI3.
for climb and descent of Kilimanjaro, 5,895 meters (Tanzania). Climb and
descent of the Marangu Route, using the classic ascent mode, in 8:34:52
covering a positive vertical descent of about 4,000 meters and a corse
development of 80 kilometres from start to finish.
prestigious results and important positions such as the victory in the "Alpine
Sky Raid" and second place in the world circuit of Skyrunning.
record on the Alta Via number 1 of Valle d'Aosta, 120 kilometres
over 9,000 meters of positive vertical descent.
- Winner of
the "Aosta-Becca di Nona" race.
- Winner of
the Canazei (Trento, Italy) race of the Vincitore della gara di Canazei (Trento)
"Skyrunning World Series" circuit.
- Winner of
the finals of the "Buff Skyrunner World Series" in Malaysia.
Italian skyrunner Bruno
Brunod will attempt the record for the fastest ascent and descent of Mt.
Everest from North Side Base Camp without oxygen. Apart from Brunod, the
expedition "Everest Vitesse 2005" is composed by 8 mountain guides and 1
medical researcher who will assist the skyrunner during his run. They will
reach Tibet at mid April 2005 and they are mainly sponsored by the Aosta
Valley Autonomous Region.
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