Everest newsflash: No-O2 summits - Gerlinde bags her 13th 8000er!

Posted: May 24, 2010 07:04 am EDT

(ExWeb/Madrid) Silvio Mondinelli has just texted Montagna.org from Everest summit. He is standing on top together with his team mates Abele Blanc, Michele Enzio and Marco Camandona, plus Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. Everest is the 13th no-O2 8000er for the Austrian woman climber.

While Alfredo Garcia also mentioned to his home team that Gerlinde had topped-out, it is not yet confirmed whether Gerlinde husband Ralf Dujmovits has summited as well. Further news is expected as soon as the climbers make it back to C3.

Simone Moro summited Everest yesterday. "Simone had hoped to climb without O2," Montagna.org's Sara Sottocornola wrote. "Weather conditions - wind and very low temperatures - didn't permit it though. Moro chose to use O2 on the last 300 meters in order to prevent frostbite."

Update 12:43 pm EST: Silvio Mondinelli has just reached back C2 in a storm, according to Montagna.org. He will update and provide further details tomorrow from BC.

Update 1:04 EST: Gerlinde made it back to C3, according to Amical. Ralf, sustaining a cold, had finally renounced to attempt the summit and waited for Gerl in C3 instead. According to Ralf's call at 2:00pm, local time, the couple hoped to rest for a while and then proceed further down.

Links to 2010 Everest teams:

Everest south side

No Guts Know Glory

Ta Loeffler

Altitude Junkies

Anne-Mari Hyryläinen (AJ) - SkyClimbers

Patagonian Brothers - Damian & Willie Benegas

Albert Bosh

Colombian expedition

Chad Kellogg speed attempt

Mountain Trip

Peak Freaks

Alpine Ascents

Paul & Denise Fejtek (MT)

Patrick Hollingworth

Adventure Consultants



Elia Sailaky - finding life

Adventures Global

Malta team

Eco Everest


Mountain Madness

Expedition Hanesbrand


Dream Guides

Kari Kobler


Adrian Ballinger - Alpenglow

Michael Kobold


Simone Moro

Finnish expedition

Cleo Weidlich

Everest north side

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

Amical - Everest reports

Silvio mondinelli

Yuri Contreras and LAura González

Alfredo Garcia - La Rioja expedition

Hungarians - Dreher 24

Jordan Romero


7-Summits Club

Adventure Dynamics

Duncan Chessell

Adventure Peaks

Bill Fisher

Bill Burke

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Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, with Everest north side in background.
Image by Ralf Dujmovits courtesy Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, SOURCE
Silvio Mondinelli some days ago.
courtesy Silvio Mondinelli, SOURCE