Italian alpinists Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger climbed Pik Pobeda; for the first time in Winter
Dream Wanderlust | Feb 12 , 2018
Italian alpinists Simone Moro (50) and Tamara Lunger (31) reached the summit of Pobeda (Pik Pobeda), the highest mountain (3003m) of the Cerskij Range, in Siberia, at the Polar Artic Circle in extreme cold temperature on 11th February, 2018 at 3:37pm local time.
"It snowed all day long, but there was good visibility. It was extremely cold! How cold we do not know yet, we'll check and tell you." comments made by Simone and Tamara as received at the Base Camp on the summit day (as per Simone Moro's official page).
The location of the peak is considered to be one of the coldest places on earth, often called as "The Pole of the Cold" due to the extreme low temperatures during winter. "We will have very few hours of daylight and we will try to move fast during the good weather days. The mountain we will try to climb is called Pik Pobeda (3003m). Nobody has ever climbed that mountain in winter and I can easily imagine why...," Simone wrote before leaving for his expedition.
On 25th January, Simone Moro, Tamara Lunger and photographer Matteo Zanga along with Filippo Valoti-Alebardi were Flown to Ust-Nera, the last civilized place of that extreme corner of Siberia. They reached the Mountain on 5th February at -28(deg)C temperature. From 6th February to 9th February they were able to establish upper camps. Finally they (Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger) made it to the top of Pik Pobeda on 11th February, 2018.