Marco Siffredi

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Marco Siffredi (22 May 1979 – 8 September 2002) was a French snowboarder and mountaineer who hailed from a climbing family; his father was a mountain guide and his brother had died in an avalanche in Chamonix. He was the first to descend Mount Everest on a snowboard in 2001 via the Norton Couloir.[1][2] In 2002, he disappeared after making his second successful Everest summit, while attempting to snowboard the Hornbein Couloir.[2]

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  1. ^ "Marco Siffredi First Ever to Board Everest". Everest News. 2001. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b Sarah Smith (2002-09-27). "Everest Snowboarder Vanishes On Second Try". National Geographic Adventure. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 

Further reading[edit]

Chandellier, Antoine (2005). La Trace de l'Ange: La vie de Marco Siffredi. Editions Guérin. p. 400 pages. ISBN 2-911755-83-9. 

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