Marco Confortola the New Mountain Explorer Ambassador Ferrino

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Marco Confortola, the well known Italian climber, is officially a member of the Ferrino athletes team.
This athlete from Valtellina, Italy was born in 1971, and began climbing from an early age and has never been able to stop since then. He has been an International Alpine Guide since 1993 (he was the youngest in Europe at that time and was so for 4 years), a ski instructor since 1995 and belongs to the National Alpine Rescue Team.

In January Confortola received the special award “Gianni Brera” awarded to the athletes who distinguished themselves as an example and inspiration in the previous year.

The new Ferrino Ambassador shall leave in April for his new project: attempt to climb his ninth Eight thousand metre summit with no oxyigen: “Kangchenjunga”, the third highest mountain in the world, 8,586 metres high, is located between Nepal and Sikkim in India.

For this expedition Confortola shall use some of the Ferrino tents he has signed:
Monster Lite
His mountaineering career counts an impressive number of ascents and descents of great standing:
2001 – Extreme descent of the north face in Pizzo Tresero
2002 – 5 north faces climbed in a row: Tresero, Pedranzini, Dosegù, San Matteo, Cadini (8h40min)
2003 – Extreme descent of the north face of San Matteo
2003 – First Italian descent and second world descent of Ortler north face
2004 – First ascent of a Valtellina team of Mount Everest north face (8.848 m).
2005 – Four north faces climbed in a row: Ortler, Gran Zebrù, Piccolo Zebrù, Tresero (7 hours and 45 minutes ascent)
2005 – Shishsa Pangma (central peak 8.017 m)
2006 – Shsisha Pangma (main peak 8.027 m)
2006 – Annapurna 8.091m (north face )
2007 – Cho Oyu 8200 m (quick ascent from base camp to top and back to base camp in 26 hours)
2007 – Broad Peak 8.047 m
2008 – During the expedition Share Everest 08 he cooperated together with Gnaro Mondinelli and Michele Enzio to the installation of the highest
meteorological station in the world at 8.000 m on the south pass of Mount Everest
2008 – K2 Sperone Abruzzi route
2010 – Lhotse: he had to give up at 7.900 m because of extreme cold temperatures
2012 – Dhaulagiri: he had to renounce to his climb to the top at 7.500 m because of frost bitten feet
2012 – In autumn he reached the peak of his seventh “Eight thousand metres summit”: Manaslu
2013 – May 21st, he reaches the peak of Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world, 8.516 m high
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