Andorran alpinist Domenec Trastoy, who recently climbed over 8000 meters, took part in the celebration of the International Day of the Mountains in Ordino

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On Tuesday evening, the celebration of the International Day of Mountains took place in Ordino (Andorra). In honor of this event, a conference was organized. The honorary guest of the conference was the 37-year-old alpinist of Andorra, Domènec Trastoy. About a hundred spectators came to listen to the professional mountaineer, who has conquered a lot of great peaks during his life. During the first part of the conference, a film was shown about Domenec’s climbing adventures. The second part of the conference was devoted to a question and answer session.

For Domenec, mountaineering began in 2009. It was then that he climbed his first peak in Mont Blanc. Gradually, as he gained experience, he climbed higher and higher, until he reached the “top of the world”. He climbed Everest on its south side in 2013. This year he made two ascents: to the top of Cho Oyu, 8201 m and Shishapangma, 8027 m.

At the heart of Domenec Trasotoy’s mountain philosophy lies a phrase, said many years ago by his father, which explains the essence of mountaineering: “The main thing is not to climb the mountains, but come back home. ”

Alain Beaujouen


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