- Piero Ghiglione
- 45 min
The veteran 71-year-old climber, Piero Ghiglione organized a very small Italian expedition which climbed Mount Api (23,399 feet) in northwestern Nepal. However, the expedition ended in tragedy. After the four climbers had established their base camp at 13,000 feet, in the Chambia Valley, discouraged by bad weather and the difficulties of the mountain, they began their journey home. While crossing a crude bridge, Dr. Roberto Bignami fell into a mountain torrent and was drowned. The weather improved and the climbers returned to the mountain.
Alla conquista del Monte Api (1956) - EXCERPT
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