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"A wolf might lose his hair, but not his call.. I don't like to think this is a goodbye, so let me greet you all with 'till next time'." Images courtesy of Silvio Mondinelli's website (click to enlarge).

The wolf is back: Gnaro bags Baruntse

Posted: Oct 21, 2008 04:17 pm EDT

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(MountEverest.net) Last year, Silvio 'Gnaro' Mondinelli broke the haunted 13 when he summited the last peak on his list of 14, 8000ers - becoming only the 6th mountaineer in the world to have bagged them all without supplementary oxygen."Dismantling BC, I can't help looking back at Broad Peak," he wrote shortly after his ascent. "I was so consumed with summiting the 14 8,000ers. Now, after 14 draining years of sacrifice, and so many moments lost with my family forever - finally, I am done." Done? After some thought, Gnaro...

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