Abele Blanc’s new attempt on Annapurna
The guide we met last summer in Aosta, Abele Blanc, is now back to the Himalayas to try his last 8000′s, Annapurna, for the 6th time. The expedition is monitored on the site of Fort di Bard. He plans to climb the north (TIbetan) face of Everest to acclimatise (!) before attempting Annapurna in May. Without oxygen. For the Everest climb, he is part of a team involving Silvio Mondinelli, another Italian climber who reached all 8000′s.