KATHMANDU, Nepal-Two veteran Italian mountaineers who allegedly aim to set the world record through a skiing descent from the South face of 8,516 meter high Mt. Lhotse after scaling it from the same route have eventually quit their expedition attempts.
Noted mountaineers and ski trainers Edmond Joyeusaz and Federico Colli have reportedly quit their expedition on the fourth tallest peak in the world due to heavy snowfall and other ‘too many obstacles to overcom.’
The latest update on the teamès blog with the details of the ski descent posted on Wednesday stated that the veteran mountaineers are now returning to Kathmandu for their flights home.
Earlier it was reported that the government authorities in Nepal were stepping up probes into the attempts made by two mountaineers who aim to set the world record through a skiing descent from the South face of the peak without getting permission from the government.
Their expedition was managed by Kathmandu based Amici Treks & Expedition.
It is not clear in detail whether the team happily quit their attempts or forcefully put off their courageous journey due to the tension after the investigation process initiated by the government of Nepal for their ‘illegal sking descent’ attempt since the Ministry and the government offices are closed.
In the meantime, Govinda Poudel, managing director of the Amici Treks & Expedition company, who managed their expedition was unavailable for the comment about the situation and fact on the climbers.