Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011 – The Beginning.

Simone takes us into the world of winter mountaneering. After his first ascents of Shisha Pangma and Makalu, he introduces us to his next project: to climb GII with Denis Urubko and Cory Richards.

The Team:
Simone Moro: (leader) Italian alpinist, with over 40 expeditions in his CV, including the firs winter ascents of Shishapangma (2005) and Makalu (2009). makalu-winter-new

Denis Urubko: the Kazak alpinist has been sharing his passion for altitude with his friend Simone Moro for 11 years. They reached together the summit of Makalu on February 9, 2009.

Cory Richards: American alpinist and photographer, he will rope up with Simone and Denis in their winter challenge.

The Project:
Simone and his expedition partners will leave right after Christmas 2010, at the beginning of winter, to try and achieve the first winter ascent of an 8,000 meters peak in Karakoram.

Of the 14 8,000meters mountains, only 9 have been climbed in winter, all of them in the Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet. There are 5 eight thousanders remaining to be climbed, and they all are in Pakistan, in the Karakoram mountains.

Since 1987 there have been 16 winter expeditions in Pakistan, none of them has been successful. 23 years after the first winter expedition in Karakoram, and 25 years after the first summer GI-GII traverse from Messner and Kammerlander, Simone decided to pursue his winter dream in the Gasherbrum massif.

With his 10 winter expeditions experience, after the first winter ascents of Shishapangma (2005) and Makalu (2009) Simone has decided to pursue this new winter dream with two trusted partners: Denis Urubko and Cory Richards.

No sherpas, no high altitude porters, no oxygen.

* Simone Moro website: – http://www.simonemoro.com/

* Simone Moro on Facebook: – facebook.com/moro.simone

* Source : – www.thenorthfacejournal.com

* Previous story :

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011.

Polish winter expedition to Broad Peak 2010/11, part 5. Zimowa wyprawa PZA na Broad Peak 2010/11.

Winning teams to join the Karakoram winter games: Poles, Simone & Denis for GII for Broad Peak.

* Related Links :

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Polskie wyprawy zimowe w Himalaje.

Artur Hajzer: POLSKI HIMALAIZM ZIMOWY – Plan rozwoju.

HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09 – part 21. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09 – cz.21. /Version english and polish/

Ice Warriors not give up – HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09. /Version english and polish/

– 2007 Winter Nanga Parbat: It’s over – http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=15523

Polish winter expedition to K2, 2002/3 /Version polish and english/

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Winter Manifesto of Krzysztof Wielicki – Manifest zimowy Krzysztofa Wielickiego /Version polish and english/

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 1

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 2

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 3

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 4

* Polish Himalayas – Become a Fan

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** zapraszam na relacje z wypraw polskich himalaistów.

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