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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.

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The decision to carry out the climb in alpine style and without using oxygen was taken because we wanted this to be a “bare hands” challenge to ourselves in the first instance, and in respect of the mountain in the second instance.

Even if the route is the easier “normal Austrian route”, we are aware that this confrontation with the high altitudes of Cho Oyu, for people like us who have different mountain and sports experience, will be difficult and will require a great amount of effort.

In any case we would like to our efforts, as well as those of our partners, to avoid the logic of attaining a result at all costs and with a minimum amount of effort. Instead we would like to experience it in a real and direct way.

We would like to create our own space; as opposed to the tendency of increasingly viewing things from a commercial point of view, we will try to achieve, in the manner in which we will carry out this experience, an objective in line with our ideal way of experiencing mountains, more than a mountain-sports result.

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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.
paolo sivelli
Residente nel comune di Legnano (MI) è Alpinista e Medico.
Ngima Sherpa
Ngima Sherpa
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 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.
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.

More informations in english about Appennino Reggiano.

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