Italian Roby Piantoni fell to his death on Shisha Pangma’s south face earlier Oct 15, 2009, climbers in BC have just confirmed.
“It’s a tragedy,” a member in Edurne Pasaban’s BC team has just told ExplorersWeb.
“Roby was climbing together with Marco Astori and Yuri Parimbelli. The face was in very tough, cristal-ice conditions and, apparently, he lost foot and fell. We are all devastated.”
South Korean climber Ko Mi-young, 41, who went missing after a fall from a cliff in the Himalayas, was found dead in a ravine according to South Korean embassy in Pakistan, Sunday – Jul 12, 2009.
3. Cristina Castagna lost on Broad Peak.
Confirmation came from her climbing partner Giampaolo Casarotto.
Cristina too has left us and will never return from her Broad Peak.
4. Italian skier Michele Fait lost on K2.
On 23 June the Italian mountaineer Michele Fait lost his life skiing from Camp 2 on the Cesen route on K2.
5. Spanish climber Luis M. Barbero missing on Gasherbrum II.
There is news on the Spanish mountaineer reported missing during a summit push on GII – Sunday Jul 19, 2009 . Luis M. Barbero was last seen near the summit; all searching/rescue attempts have been thwarted by bad weather and high avalanche risks since then, according to expedition mates in BC Sechu Lopez and Marta Alejandre.
Dutch Dennis Verhoeve reportedly fell to his death on the way down from Cho Oyu summit on June 2nd. His was the last team still remaining on the mountain this season.
7. Polish climber Piotr Morawski lost on Dhaulagiri.
Morawski was climbing together with Slovak Peter Hamor. The “Two Peters” hoped to summit Dhaulagiri via its normal route, as a preparatory climb before attempting a new route on Manaslu’s west face.
* My condolences to the friends and families of these climbers.
* Previous story : – Tragedy in the Himalaya.
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