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Yes, we snowboarded the Kirghiz powder trought the north face at Pik
3 August the Italian Emilio Previtali snowboarded off the summit of Pik
Lenin 7134 m, via a new line directly down the North Face. Just a day
team member Luca Dalla Palma (who, together with Elena Spalenza formed
three-man expedition) descended via the Normal route from 6500m using
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The trio had left Italy on 17
July for Kirghizistan and reached Base Camp
at Achik-Tash, 3700 m on 19 July. They
established their "true home", Camp
1 at 4200m one day later, before pushing up to Camp 2 at 5200m on 23 July
and Camp 3 at 6100m at Pik Razdelnaya. From here the Normal route
via the western crest to the summit of Pik Lenin.
Bad weather forced the trio to postpone their summit bid, but on 1 August
Luca Dalla Palma and Elena Spalenza left directly for Camp 3. The next day
Luca reached the summit and teklemarked from 6500m. Elena's attempt
at 6500m, where she too descended.
On 3 August Emilo Previtali's dream came true as he reached the summit and
snowboarded down the immense 8km wide North Face to Camp 1 - a height
of 2900m! Emilio had the following to say about his extraordinary (and
35í- 50í descent
"Can you imagine my joy when I finally reached the bottom of the face
turned around to see my tiny traces in that immense sea of white? It's a
great and rare privilege, the mountain let me pass and I slid down its
feeling her cold breath. I'm sure that she noticed me, but she let me go.
Like an elephant and an ant."