Internationally renowned mountaineer, mountain guide and alpine ski instructor, Marco Camandona is a federal ski mountaineering coach. Technical director, for more than 20 years, of the international stage ski touring race “Millet Tour du Rutor Extrême” (next edition N ° 20 – Arvier, Aosta, from 26 to 29 March 2020), is a ski mountaineering and ultra trail, judge of the International Ski Mountaineering Federation and member of the Alpine Rescue of the Aosta Valley where he lives and works.
Marco climbed the most demanding routes in the Alps, from Mont Blanc to the Dolomites, opening new routes in the Himalayas such as the “Princess Cecile Line” route to the Churen Himal (7371m) in 2012. From 1996 to today, he has taken part in more than twenty mountaineering expeditions and has embarked on adventure trips all over the world, climbing five of the highest mountains on each continent (the so-called Seven Summits). Nine times he has climbed a main summit of 8000 meters without the aid of oxygen Marco is part of the small number of climbers who have climbed K2 and Annapurna, among the most difficult and insidious mountains in the world. Furthermore, he is among the few in the world to have climbed the first six highest mountains in the world: l Everest (8848 m) in 2010, K2 (8611 m) in 2000, Kangchenjunga (8586 m) in 2014, Lhotse (8516 m) in 2018, Makalu (8463m) in 2016, Cho Oyu (8210 m ) in 1998 – which took the form of an attempt to climb two 8000m peaks in speed which ShiSha Pangma (8048 m) within a few days of each other. To these is added the Annapurna (8091 m) whose summit was reached in 2006 and the Manaslu (8163 m) in 2019.
8000 (without supplementary oxygen aid)
- Everest (8848 m) nel 2010;
- K2 (8611 m) nel 2000;
- Kangchenjunga (8586 m) nel 2014;
- Lhotse (8516 m) nel 2018;
- Makalu (8463m) nel 2016;
- Cho Oyu (8210 m) nel 1998;
- Manaslu (8163 m) nel 2019;
- ShiSha Pangma (8048 m) nel 1998;
- Annapurna (8091 m) nel 2006.
SEVEN SUMMITS (without supplementary oxygen aid)
- Aconcagua – Sudamerica (6962 m), 2001
- Elbrus – Europa (5642 m), 2003Kilimanjaro – Africa (5896 m), 2004
- Monte Denali – Nordamerica (6194 m), 2009
- Everest – Asia (8848 m), 2010
Since 2015 Marco has dedicated himself to a humanitarian project in Nepal, where he built a family home that welcomes school-aged children who are particularly needy because they are orphans or because they are victims of disastrous family situations. The structure accommodates up to 25 children, hence the name Sanonani House, which in Nepalese means Small Child. Young guests are assured of qualified Nepalese staff food, accommodation, education and an education in respect of local culture.