Climbed from Col de Vizzavona along the north ridge. High up on the ridge we met an Austrian who directed us to a path (much easier) which led us to the east of Punta dell'Oriente and ended up on a side summit 30m beneath the main one. Returned along the east ridge and headed up to the summit block just in time for the clouds to obscure everything.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."