Nives and Romano 12th eight thousand
Nives Meroi and Romano Benet reached the peak of Kangchenjunga on 17 May
This summit had been sought after for quite a while – a goal imbued with significance that extends well beyond a mere mountaineering performance.
Kangchenjunga represents a reclamation that Nives and Romano wanted to recover after the fateful halt in 2009 that forced them to give up and undertake another path.
A new trail for them to cover, together yet again, to tackle and overcome Romano’s illness.
They were finally back and ready to climb their “15th eight thousand” and they did it with the severity and discretion which has always made them so outstanding.