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Cho Oyu 2008 : Italian Expedition
At an altitude of 8.201 metres there is a point, between the earth and the sky, which is indicated on maps as Cho Oyu. It’s the sixth highest mountain on our small planet earth. "Cho Oyu 2008" is an Italian expedition which, between august and october 2008, will attempt to climb the more than 8 km of rock and snow in alpine style and without oxygen. .. Leggi Tutto...
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lorenzo - Friday 19 September 2008 -
Night of strong wind in camp 1. A lot of tents fly away. Great problem for the climber that now are desceding to abc. Our tents are safe and Nicola, Fabrizio, Daniele and Fausto are going down after a good night passed on camp 1.
lorenzo - Thursday 18 September 2008 -
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After a night of strong wind and light snow, the sun this morning try to heat the abc.

Our group starts at 10 am to reach camp 1 with stuff for settle camp 2. Tonite the group will sleep at camp 1.
lorenzo - Thursday 18 September 2008 -
Every night our tiny tent fill up with the voices of sherpas of commercial expeditions that after a day of hard job on high camps, come down to our friend Ngima and also with us.

And so, beetween smiles, the names of great mountains resound with extreme simplicity. : Annapurna, Everest, Makalu...

Often the climbers forget the job and the names of these great Sherpa.

Jangbu climbs Everest 5 times.
Lakpa climbs Everest and other peaks of Himalayas.

This post is for them.
lorenzo - Thursday 18 September 2008 -
Grey morning with snow today at abc. Maybe a "day off" for all expeditions.

Weather today and yesterday:

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Nicola - Thursday 18 September 2008 -
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Yesterday 18.09 all the team members have reach the camp one site (6400 m) and arranged the camp with two tents, foods and materials, without sherpa helps.
Immediately we are comeback in ABC.
Today is a relax day wayting tommorrow and meeting the chinese expeditions leader to set the period to attempt to the summit.
lorenzo - Wednesday 17 September 2008 -
Sun and no wind at abc today (5700 meters). Nicola, Fabrizio, Daniele Fausto make a great job climbing to 6.400 and set up with their hands the camp 1.

Abc rumors says the chinese expedition will try tomorrow to settle camp 2.

Light snow now in the advanced base camp.
lorenzo - Thursday 04 September 2008 -
Meanwhile the other guys training theirself on the peaks around these beautiful lakes, i go down for 500 meters to meet my friend Tenzing that has a nice lodge (hotel mount rest) at Laurivinayak.

From here you can see a lot of Himalayas peaKs: Manaslu, Annapurna, Lantang Ri.

Tenzing has the only fuel generator around miles. He brings it by his hands (72 kg).

Today we use fuel generator because monsoon doesn't help us with the sola panels.

A good lesson for Tibet.

Tuche Tenzing ! (Thanks Tenzing)
lorenzo - Friday 29 August 2008 -
It's early morning when we arrive in a grey Kathmandu, with a lot of clouds above our heads.

A timid sun tries to appear but only for a moment.

Bagmati, the sacred river, flows and finally taken away the ash of Pashaputinath.

All this below. Above the clouds, only a white ocean with the summit of Himalayas.

Up there a lot of snow seems to wait us.
lorenzo - Monday 11 August 2008 -
tramonto dalla locanda del postino
Reconciling training and family life is, without a doubt, the biggest problem that each "mountaineer" faces daily and we don't escape from this rule.

Nobody knows why, but the wife of every lover of mountain, loves the sea. But this time, the choice of Salina, one of the most peaceful of the Aeolian Islands and in particular the choice of Pollara, the most peaceful places of the most peaceful island of Aeolian , was excellent.

Indeed, in Salina there are two mountains respectively 962 and 860 meters above sea level, making it possible to train daily on appreciable differences in height.

monte fossa delle felci
So the compromise is: wake up at 6.00 0'clock to climb the "Monte dei Porri" and breakfast at 8.00 with my wife, and then a day of sea and snorkeling in a crystalline sea.

The hotel chosen is the "Locanda del Postino", a wonderful structure of only 8 rooms, furnished in style and with large patio with hammock attached.

A dream between caper plants, palms, lemon and an unparalleled view of the most beautiful sunset.

Well, what can i say, good compromise between training and vacation ...
Nicola - Thursday 20 March 2008 -
Like the nightmare of our college years, the sentence is done, we must repeat in september! Being the Tibet situation and the controversial communications of several CTMA officers we have decided to delay the expedition to the post monsoon season. Several meeting and telephone calls are done in order to redefine the better period, the permits and visa dates and in order to write up the new program.

The projects and the tests are confirmed. We are straining ourselves to find the positive aspects of the situation, but the sadness of the tibetan situation does not allow us to appreciate the greater time for training and to define the details of the projects.

By the news from Kathmandu, the solution of the Himalayas north situation does not seem therefore simple.

In the meantime we dedicate to physical preparation and the equipments test, in one stressing wait that we will attenuate following friends organization of the Trekking, that remains scheduled for end of April and beginning May, obviously to south of the border between Nepal and Tibet.

Prolongedding of the wait is heavy for all and now we have a more reasons in order hoping that the Tibet condition is resolved if never our moral convictions were not enough.
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nicola campani
Born in Castelnovo ne' Monti. Skilled in mountaineering, climbing and ski climbing.
daniele corsini
He lives in Castelnovo ne’ Monti. Member of montain rescue team for over 15 years.
Fabrizio Silvetti
Inhabitant of Castelnovo ne’ Monti (RE) he's a Skyrunner, a mountain climber and Ski climber.
Fausto Sassatelli
Born in Montefiorino (MO) he's a ski Instructor and skilled ski climber.
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lorenzo campani
The "kid" of the group. Born in Castelnovo ne' Monti, he'll try out two years of Himalayan experience.
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Residente nel comune di Legnano (MI) è Alpinista e Medico.
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Ngima Sherpa will be our "guardian angel" in the Cho Oyu in 2008 expedition as it was in 2007 in Nepal on Annapurna. His agency "Pike Expedition" is a small. nice and efficiente family.
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Why become a sponsor or partner of Cho Oyu 2008 expedition ?

It's a simple question that we can answer with the equal simplicity:

  • Mountaineering is a clean discipline, humble, hard, loyal. These are the values that will be transfer to your brand.


  • Your investment will be visible and concrete; You we'll be up there with us, on the sixth highest mountain on the planet earth.

If you want to become a sponsor of "Cho Oyu expedition" please contact us via mail, skype, phone.
Trekking
trekking Cho Oyu 2008
Cho Oyu 2008 is also a trek flanked to the expedition that will reach with the same route the Advanced Base Camp (5.720 m) and then continue to discover the places, cultures and peoples who live up there, between Tibet and Nepal, in a challenging but equally fascinating journey.
Projects
In relation to "Cho Oyu 2008" a number of medical-sporting tests will be carried out by the medical components of the group.

Our activity on Cho Oyu will also see us involved the first ever trial of a new medical aid device, which we will try out in an extreme environment.

A “solidarity” project related to schools is currently being defined with Nepalese organisations.
pietrabismantova The Appennino Reggiano (the mountains of the Province of Reggio Emilia) is our land and when one speaks about his/her own land at times there is a risk of exaggerating with the amount of praise. If it should happen, take it as just a symptom of affection, because the sky under which you are born tends to always be a better shade of blue than any other sky. Well, almost.

Even if the Reggio Emilia mountain range is not the Himalayas (oh no, it definitely isn’t), it is certainly a beautiful, fascinating and pleasurable place. A unique location, in terms of sites, sky-lines and complexion, starting from the strange and enormous stone called Pietra Bismantova, which was put there who knows how and who knows when.

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