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Bor - Sep 25, 2007 3:06 am - Voted 10/10

Good story!

Chief of the Guides got what he deserved.


Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Sep 25, 2007 3:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Good story!

Few years later another friend of mine (Marcello Calati) died in this area (near the Cima di Iazzi), some say he was already dead when the helicopter let him fall from the slinging, some say he was only wounded, who can know it ...
That's why I never climbed the Monte Rosa and avoided the area till few years ago.


Bor - Sep 25, 2007 4:02 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Good story!

I understand that yes. Sad stories.


Diveria - Nov 28, 2007 6:08 am - Voted 10/10

Sorry for your friends.

The line that divides the shallowness of some people from what could be called a crime is sometimes very thin or less.
Men die alone, surrounded by indifference in the big cities, nothing is different between the mountains.
It doesn't surprise Me anymore.




rosa - Jan 16, 2008 5:42 pm - Voted 10/10


grazie per aver scritto questa storia anche in italiano.
l'importante è ricordarli ...
«Se vi separate dall'amico, non addoloratevi, perché la sua assenza vi illuminerà su ciò che in lui amavate.»
Kahlil Gibran

Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Jan 17, 2008 1:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: grazie

Normalmente qui scrivo direttamente in inglese (sono pigro, però quando traduco le pagine di amici lascio anche il testo in italiano).
Ho pensato però che questo, e l'articolo To a climber unknown, valesse la pena di averli anche in italiano, e ho avuto la graditissima sorpresa di essere contattato dalla figlia di uno di coloro che ho nominato lì dentro.


Cyrill - May 12, 2008 9:38 am - Voted 10/10

Monte Rosa East wall

Ciao Gabriele

Did you make the Monte Rosa East wall?

tante saluti

Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - May 12, 2008 1:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Monte Rosa East wall

this was the only time I was on the E wall, I think that in 2 more hours we could get the summit, but we had another sad job to do


abrianzi - Jul 4, 2011 11:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Giorgio Brianzi

Hello Gabriele, I am Antonella. I was 13 years old. I was waiting for my daddy to come home. He never made it. I just read about how the rescue really went. I read about the drunken guy taliking about the rescue with some women... thank you for kicking his ass....I feel that maybe he could have been saved if people weren't so dumb and superficial, they didn't call the helicopter because the weather was bad. How bad was the weather? Would they have sent a helicopter if it was a member of their own family? We will never know, I will never know. But I am glad that he died in his mountains. He left this world when everything had a sense for him, he died doing what he needed to do...climb, living emotions that only a few people get to live. Thank you for talking about hi. Thank you for remembering a great man.

Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Jul 5, 2011 4:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Giorgio Brianzi

sent a PM

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