Posted: September 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm
Frosted fingers, winds at 130 km/h and a destroyed tent didn’t stop two Italian climbers from reaching the Parinacota summit, at 6,342 m (20,807 ft). They were initially stopped by the strong wind and decided to wait at the base camp. A few days later, after a second stay at Terrace Lodge, they managed to climb the beast. We thank them for the photograph and, due to their age (60 something ) we think they deserved to be in our news.
Photo: courtesy of Andrea Millesimi and Eliano Pessa.