March 3, 2014
THE EXPEDITION IS OVER
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ALPINIST - ITALY

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

First winter ascent of
Gasherbrum II (8035m),
February 2011.

Commercial Helicopter Pilot
License with permission to
operate in Nepal. 2010.

First winter ascent of Makalu,
2009.


ALPINIST - MUNICH

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

"Supercanaleta" on Fitz Roy in
Patagonia (2003)

8000m peaks summits:
GasherbrumII, Broad Peak,
Dhaulagiri, Lhotse and Makalu

8000m attempts: two times on
K2 (8611m) up to 8200m


ALPINIST - ITALY

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Founder and editor of Soul Rider,
Italian Freeride Magazine
published by Kicker srl.

Shisha Pangma (8027m), north
side, snowboard descent from
7600m, 2005 -2007

Pik Lenin (7134m), snowboard
descent solo - new line on
The North Face®, 2001.

TEMPERATURES
max: - 15 C° / min: - 60 C°

FREEZING LEVEL
max: 3008 m
min: 1530 m

Mostly dry.
Extremely cold
ELEVATION
8125 m (26,658 ft)

BASE CAMP
3610 m (11843 ft)

Nanga Parbat is the
9TH HIGHEST MOUNTAIN
and it's the biggest
mountain in the world
with the lowest base camp
IT HAS 3 MAJOR FACES
Diamir, Rakhiot and Rupal.
The team decided to
challenge the dangerous
face.

THE RUPAL FACE
The world's highest
mountain face,
rising 4,600 m (15,090 ft)
from its base camp
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