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Shishapangma – First people to conquest Shishapangma in the winter.

Simone Moro is Italian and one of the most well-known alpinists in the world. Since 1992 he took over 40 mountaineering expeditions including 10 winter expeditions in nearly all continents. Ten times he got on top of a primary or secondary 8000 meter peak, in addition to many peaks of 7000 and 6000 meters. Simone Moro is not only a great alpinist but also a great man. He had the honor of receiving international recognitions for risking his life and rescuing an injured English climber Tom Mooress on the west face of Lhotse 8516 m in Nepal.

Piotr Morawski was a famous Polish alpinist. He took part in numerous expeditions, most of them in Nepal. He died tragically in April 2009, aged 32, during an international Dhaulagiri/Manaslu expedition in Nepal. He was buried in the Himalaya mountains he loved so much. He made the alpinist history to be the first to make a successful winter ascent of Shisha Pangma together with Simone Moro in 2005.

Simone Moro on mountain top Piotr Morawski on mountain top

On 14th of January 2005, Piotr Morawski and Simone Moro reached the peak of Shishapangma - to be the first people in the history to conquest this mountain in the winter. Morawski and Moro have already struggled to ascend Tibetan Shishapangma (8027 m.) one year earlier. Unfortunately bad weather conditions prevented them from reaching the peak. There is the obvious reason for the Tibetan name of this mountain Xixabangma – which means ‘bad weather’.

The mountain is one of the 14 eight-thousanders and due to its geographical location and the political situation in the region has not been ascended until the 1960’ – becoming one of the most mysterious and inaccessible peaks in the Himalaya. Approximately 22 people have died climbing Shishapangma.

base camp near the mountain

The successful climb on the Shishapangma gave the beginning for many discussions among the international extreme sportsmen on the limits of human body and further ambitious targets of the alpinists worldwide.

During the exhausting stay in Himalaya, the whole team of the Himalaya climbers were eating freeze-dried ready meals prepared by LYOFOOD.