Mount Edgar summit and new Italian West Face climb in China

An Italian expedition comprised of François Cazzanelli, Francesco Ratti, Emrik Favre, Tomas Franchini, Matteo Faletti and Fabrizio Dellai has successfully climbed Mount Edgar (6618m) in the Sichuan region of China.
After acclimatising the six mountaineers split into two teams to attempt the little-known 6618m summit situated in the Gongga Shan Massif in China’s Sichuan region. Dellai, Favre and Ratti managed to reach the summit by repeating the original Korean route first ascended in 2003, while Cazzanelli, Faletti and Franchini established a new route up the mountain’s West Face. The summit was reached at 13:00 on 25 October and after descending to Camp 2 at 5200 m, the climbers descended to Base Camp the following day. We have sponsored the expedition and you can look forward to a detailed report from the expedition very soon. A few photos from the expedition ...