The climbers retrieved the body from a crevasse at the base of Shisha’s south face on Saturday, and brought it back to ABC. The Italian team was assisted by Spanish Edurne Pasaban, Ferrán Latorre, Asier Izaguirre (together with two Sherpas) and Swiss Jean Troillet. The body was carried to the Nepalese border by porters, a member in the Italian team told Montagna.org.
Roberto “Roby” Piantoni fell to his death October 15th, while climbing the British route on Shisha Pangma’s south face. Teaming up with Marco Astory and Jury Parimbelli, the expedition’s original goal was to forge a new route up the face.
A professional alpine guide from Bergamo (Italy), the young Piantoni summited GII and Everest without O2, in addition to his attempts on Manaslu and Broad Peak. He was 32 years old.
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