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File image of Roby Piantoni, 32, courtesy of his website.

Shisha Pangma: Roby Piantoni lost on the south face

Posted: Oct 15, 2009 11:45 am EDT

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(Mounteverest.net/Madrid) Italian Roby Piantoni fell to his death on Shisha Pangma's south face earlier today, climbers in BC just confirmed. "It's a tragedy," a member in Edurne Pasaban's BC team has just told ExplorersWeb. "Roby was climbing together with Marco Astori and Yuri Parimbelli. The face was in very tough, cristal-ice conditions and, apparently, he lost his footing and fell. We are all devastated."Roberto "Roby" Piantoni, a professional alpine guide from Bergamo (Italy) had previously summited GII and Everest...

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