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.
Mirko Minuzzo was an alpine
guide in Cervinia at the age of 55 in 2001, when
he was in a very serious auto accident. He died on
January the 21st 2004, early morning,
from the consequences of that auto accident.
An interesting story on expedition:
Everest 1973 Expedition and the Everest Helicopter! and
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