Everest (8848 m)

Everest (8848 m)

Simone Moro who has already reached Everest’s summit four times, in 2000, 2002, in 2006 and in 2010, and Ueli Steck who reached the top of Everest in 2012 are the two new climbing partners who make up the new mountaineering project on the world’s highest peak: the NO2 Limits Expedition.

Simone and Ueli will attempt to reach Everest’s summit on the 60th anniversary of its first ever ascent and on the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent, tackling a different route without using oxygen and climbing lightweight.

They have decided to abandon the far too busy and equipped routes to continue Everest’s true exploration, even 60 years after its first ascent, going back to seeing Everest as it was when the first great alpinists of the past had climbed it.

The two alpinists will progressively choose which route to climb as the expedition develops, the route will depend mainly on the mountain’s conditions: from the weather to how Simone and Ueli will actually feel.

Travel log

EVEREST 2013

 

5 maggio - Thanks so much for your patience and understanding during the break in communication which we took recently, but we wanted to let the athletes have time to recompose themselves.

 

As you have already read, Simone, Ueli and Jon are well. However, this doesn't meant that everything got back to normal quickly. Ueli and Jon are now back home, while Simone stayed on in Nepal to pilot his search and rescue helicopter amongst the mountains he loves best. His friends and fellow-pilots, Maurizio Folini and Piergiorgio Rosati, have joined him and the atmosphere is much calmer now.

Simone, Maurizio and Piergiorgio have promised to keep us up-to-date with their experiences and pictures which they will send us from the privileged perspective of the Himalayas.
 

[Simone Moro's Team]

 

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