27-07-2004 Summit success! Mario Dibona, Renato Sottsass, Marco Da Pozzo and Renzo Benedetti have reached the summit of K2
On 27 July 2004 at 7.15 local time Mario Dibona, Renato Sottsass, Marco Da Pozzo and Renzo Benedetti reached the summit of K2, 8611 m. They reached the top of the second highest mountain in the world together with Mingma Sherpa and Thilen Sherpa.
26-07-2004 K2 summit for Italian Da Polenza expedition and Spanish Al filo de lo imposible. On 26/07 the Italians Silvio Mondinelli, Karl Unterchirker, Walter Nones, Michele Compagnoni, Ugo Giacomelli and the Spaniards Edurne Pasaban, Juanito Oiarzabal, Juan Vallejo and Mikel Zabalza reach the summit of K2.
26-07-2004 4 Scoiattoli at Camp 4, 2 at Camp 3 Davide Alberti is fine and has reached BC. Marco Sala is about to reach ABC. Mario Lacedelli and Luciano Zardini are close to Camp 3. Mario Dibona, Renato Sottsass, Marco Da Pozzo and Renzo Benedetti are resting at Camp 4, tomorrow could be their summit day.
26-07-2004 Camp 4 reached All is going well: Mario Dibona and Renato Sottsass have reached Camp 4 (13.30 local time). Marco Da Pozzo and Renzo Benedetti are close. Davide Alberti has been forced to turn back and is now in promximity of Advanced Base Camp. Mario Lacedelli and Luciano Zardini are proceeding up to Camp 3, while Marco Sala has had to renounce and turn back.
26-07-2004 The climb towards the top continues... At 8.00 (local time) Marco Da Pozzo, Davide Alberti, Mario Dibona, Renato Sottsass and Renzo Benedetti starded the ascent towards Camp 4. Mario Lacedelli, Marco Sala and Luciano Zardini, currently at Camp 2, will head to Camp 3.
25-07-2004 Group 2 reaches Camp 2 Mario Lacedelli, Marco Sala and Luciano Zardini, together with the mountaineers from the second group, have reached Camp 2 at 16.00 local time. now they're getting ready for the night. Stefano Dibona is at BC to coordinate the ascent. The weather forecast for tomorrow is good...
25-07-2004 Scoiattoli at Campo 3 All is going according to plans. At circa 15.30 (local time) Marco Da Pozzo, Davide Alberti, Mario Dibona, Renato Sottsass, and Renzo Benedetti reached Camp 3 at 7300m. In the meantime the second group is climbing up to Camp 2, while Marco Anghileri has descended to Base Camp. The weather forcast is good.
24-07-2004 Good weather forecast: the Scoiattoli head off for the summit Unpredictable Himalaya, all plans changed abruptly: this morning's weather forecast predicts 5 days of good weather for a summit attempt. The Scoiattoli immediately get ready: Marco Da Pozzo, Davide Alberti, Mario Dibona, Renato Sottsass, Renzo Benedetti, Marco Anghileri, 4 high altitude porters and 2 Swiss mountaineers are already climbing up the mountain If all goes accoriding to plans, a second group will head off tomorrow. This is comprised of Mario Lacedelli, Luciano Zardini, Marco Sala, Stefano Dibona, 3 high altitude porters and 3 Swiss mountaineers.
23-07-2004 The wait at Base Camp continues Uncertain weather conditions on K2 prevail, and the wait in Base Camp continues... With one great conviction: the Cortina d'Ampezzo Scoiattoli are a GROUP and intensely desire to retrace the steps of Lino Lacedelli. This gives them courage and motivates them intensely.
22-07-2004 Wind and unstable weather on K2 The wait continues for the Scoiattoli: unstable weather and above all extremely strong gusts of wind force the expedition to continue waiting in Base Camp
A weak ridge is situated over Afghanistan. It may at times affect the K2-area during the first days giving only risk of occasional showers. Then it seems to become more unsettled with frequent showers due to lows over Kashmir and Tibet.