A steely determination, the willpower to climb despite incredible difficulties, even if it is quite impossible to breath and temperature is dozens degrees below zero. And eventually to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat, 8125 m, that during the winter is one of the most inhospitable place of the world. Simone Moro, that made three winter attempts on the “Naked Mountain”, managed to reach his goal: he stayed strong and on 26th February 2016 wrote again his name in alpinism history.
Climbing Nanga Parbat, Simone made his fourth first winter ascent of an 8000-meter peak. He started on Shisha Pangma (2005) and continued on Makalu (2009) and Gasherbrum II (2011). Simone resumed the Polish tradition on 8000ers in winter: in the last years he was able to bring again alpinists attention on winter ascents of Himalaya and Karakorum highest mountains. As we said, he managed to climb four summits but also to inspire the ascents of the others: now, mainly thanks to him, K2 is the only 8000er that waits to be climbed in winter.
Simone made 15 winter expedition all over the world: in 1993 climbed Cerro Mirador and Aconcagua (Andes), in 1997 attempted Annapurna (Himalaya), in 2001 climbed Marble Wall (Tien Shan), in 2005 attempted Cerro Torre (Patagonia) and in 2007 and 2008 attempted Broad Peak (Karakorum) reaching 7840 meters.
In all these adventures C.A.M.P. was with Simone, that cooperates with us from almost thirty years. Simone is not a common athlete and ambassador: he is a real friend. Simone believes in C.A.M.P. and C.A.M.P. believes in Simone. This mutual trust made possible to reach goals like Nanga Parbat winter ascent: the last success of Simone Moro-C.A.M.P. roped party. Thank you very much, Simone, for this amazing achievement!
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