Oreste Squinobal

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Oreste Squinobal
Medal record
ski mountaineering
Gold 1975 World Championship (Trofeo Mezzalama) mountain guides team

Oreste Squinobal (1943 – 9 September 2004), from Gressoney-Saint-Jean, was an Italian mountain climber, mountain guide and ski mountaineer.

Together with his brothers Arturo and Lorenzo, he placed first in the mountain guides team category in the 1975 Trofeo Mezzalama edition, which was carried out as the first World Championship of Skimountaineering.[1]

He took part in several mountain tours, many of them outside of the Aosta Valley, worthy of mention his winter ascents on the Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, further expeditions in Turkey, Greece and in the Himalayas. In May 1982, he climbed to an altitude up to 8,598 meters without supplemental oxygen, to the summit of the Kangchenjunga.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albo d'oro
  2. ^ L’ultimo saluto a Squinobal grande guida alpina (Italian), la Sentinella, 13 September 2004.