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Top Italian Climber Carlalberto “Cala” Cimenti Dies in Avalanche

His ski partner, Patrick Negro, was also killed by the slide

Top Italian climber and skier Carlalberto “Cala” Cimenti, 45, has died in an avalanche near Cima del Bosco in Italy. He and his ski partner, Patrick Negro, have been recovered from the scene by search and rescue.

In the past, he had roped up with freinds Ali Sadpara and Sergi Mingote, the former missing on K2 for the past three days and the latrer having died on Jan. 16 on K2. Together, the three climbed Nanga Parbat in 2019, Cimenti then skied down.

Cimenti had also climbed and skied Manaslu, climbed and skied Gasherbrum VII, climbed Cho Oyu, soloed Ama Dablam and recieved the Snow Leopard award for climbing the tallest mountains in the former Soviet Union.

Cimenti was diagnosed with covid-19 during the first wave of the pandemic in Italy. Due to overrun hospitals, he had to deal with a severe case of the illness at home. After his recovery, he went on long bike tours and rock climbing trips with his wife, Erika Siffredi.

Our condelences to Cimenti’s firends and family.