On May 17 2012 the Italian Alpinist Mario Panzeri reached the summit of Dhaulagiri to complete all 14 eight-thousand metre peaks. After Reinhold Messner, Silvio Mondinelli, and Abele Blanc, he is the fourth Italian to climb all 14 eight-thousand metre peaks without the use of supplementary oxygen.
Panzeri celebrated his success with Giampao Corona and Dawa Sherpa while the other expedition member, Marco Confortola, was forced to abandon his attempt at 7500m in order to avoid frostbite.
|Mario Panzeri enjoying summit success|
Photo Credit - Archivio Panzeri