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  EverestHistory.com: Virginio Epis


1973: Italian Expedition. Another huge expedition with sixty-four members led by Guido Monzino. Helicopters are used to shuttle equipment past the Khumbu Icefall and one hundred Sherpas are also employed. Eight climbers succeed via the South Col Route, including 16 year old Sambhu Tamang of Nepal. It is later revealed that Sambhu was actually 18.

Italian Summiters were Rinaldo Carrel, Mirko Minuzzo, Fabrizio Innamorati, Virginio Epis, and Claudio Benedetti. Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa, Sambhu Tamang Sherpa and Sonam Gyalchhen Sherpa also reach the Summit.

An interesting story on expedition: Everest 1973 Expedition and the Everest Helicopter! and More great pictures from the Everest 1973 Expedition and the Everest Helicopter

 




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