The new winter by Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger announced
Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger announced the next winter: the ascent of Gasherbrum I, and then they will try to climb the Gasherbrum II.
The goal will therefore be to reach the top of the GI (8.080m) and then descend to the point that joins the two peaks at 6500 meters, and then continue the climb to the summit of Gasherbrum II (8.035m).
The departure will take place in mid-December and the two will already be pre-acclimatised thanks to the terraXcube hypobaric chamber of the Bolzano
inside terraXcube , a hypobaric chamber where extreme climates are simulated and where they will spend four weeks there.
In the first two weeks, from November 16, Tamara Lunger and Simone Moro are sleeping in the terraXcube hypobaric chamber and will be training outside during the day.
From November 29th they will remain more or less continuously inside the hypobaric chamber, where they can train on a treadmill. The goal is to achieve good acclimatization up to 6400 m.
Both Gasherbrums have already been climbed in the cold season . The Gasherbrum II by Simone Moro himself together with Denis Urubko, and Cory Richards on February 2, 2011. The Gasherbrum I was conquered on March 9, 2012 by the Poles Adam Bielecki and Janusz Gołąb.
The first assemblage between the two mountains took place in June 1984 by Reinhold Messner and Hans Kammerlander, who climbed the two peaks without going through the base camp