Walter Nones lost on Cho Oyu SW face

Posted: Oct 04, 2010 02:18 pm EDT

Italian Walter Nones took a fatal fall yesterday while climbing on Cho Oyu SW face. While details are still sketchy, the news has been confirmed by Asian Trekking and Nones' home team.

The current expedition on Cho Oyu was Walter's comeback to the Himalayas after losing his mate Karl Unterkircher on Nanga Parbat Rakhiot face two years ago.

Nones hoped to open a new route on Cho Oyu's SW face on an alpine style ascent, teaming up with Giovanni Macaluso and Manuel Nocker.
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courtesy Walter Nones, SOURCE