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Mountaineering: Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger on Manaslu for the first ascent


The new combo of italian alpinists will try to reach the peak of the highest 7000 meters mountain in the world.

Two Italian mountaineers Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger are currently hard at work trying to concatenate two peaks on the Manaslu massif, attempting a modern reinterpretation of two great ascents of the past: the first winter ascent of the mountain, achieved by Polish climbers Maciej Berbeka and Ryszard Gajewski on January 12, 1984 and the subsequent concatenation of the two peaks of the Manaslu massif: the West Pinnacle West (7992 metres above sea level) and the main peak (8163 metres above sea level), achieved by Jerzy Kukuczka and Artur Hajzer on 10 November 1986. The winter ascent of a 8000 metre peak and the concatenation of two peaks is in itself a climb of historic significance and represents an exciting way to experience mountain climbing with a sense of adventure and exploration. Adding to the historic significance are also the climbing partners addressing the enterprise: Bergamo born Simone Moro has a wealth of experience on 13 winter expeditions and has recently taken on the role of product developer for the latest La Sportiva mountaineering model, the "G2 SM" model which carries the initials of his name and the boots that he and his climbing partner will be wearing during the ascent on Manaslu; and the South Tyrolean Tamara Lunger who recently reached the summit of K2 without oxygen, and who is intent on re-launching female mountaineering. Simone and Tamara have only 35 days to achieve their goal and for this reason they have taken scrupulous care to prepare for acclimatization on the Alps. La Sportiva wishes a successful ascent to both their athletes.