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Encyclopedia > Achille Compagnoni

Achille Compagnoni (September 26, 1914) is an Italian mountaineer. Together with Lino Lacedelli, he was the first man to reach the summit of K2 on July 31, 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio. Compagnoni was born in Sant'Antonio Valfurva, in the province of Sondrio (Lombardy). September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... One of the two climbers of an Italian expedition that were the first to reach the summit of K2 on July 31, 1954. ... The North Face of K2 K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. ... July 31 is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ardito Desio (Palmanova, April 18, 1897‑December 12, 2001) was an Italian explorer, mountain climber, geologist, and cartographer. ... Sondrio (It. ... Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia, Lombard: Lumbardìa) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ...


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Perspective view of the Himalaya and Mount Everest as seen from space looking south-south-east from over the Tibetan Plateau. ... The North Face of K2 K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. ... Ardito Desio (Palmanova, April 18, 1897‑December 12, 2001) was an Italian explorer, mountain climber, geologist, and cartographer. ... One of the two climbers of an Italian expedition that were the first to reach the summit of K2 on July 31, 1954. ...

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  • K2 at 50: The Bitter Legacy

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BBC NEWS | South Asia | Recalling epic K2 first ascent (622 words)
Fifty years ago on 31 July, two Italian climbers, Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni, braved wind, rain and storm to climb the second highest - and arguably most dangerous - mountain in the world.
The difficulties of breathing at such a high altitude and the fact that the weather was closing in made it a tough struggle for the exhausted pair.
For Mr Compagnoni, there was an additional source of pride at the 50th anniversary.
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