|Fabrizio Zangrilli, Boulder, Coloradro,
Ever since I met Slava in 1996 in the Gasherbrums, I thought he was
certainly one of the nicest guys climbing regularly in the Himalaya.
I learned a lot from him on the Gasherbrums, Nanga Parbat and then
later on Everest, what it meant to be a leader and what love for the
mountains was. Slava opened my eyes to what my limits were physically
and mentally; realizing all the time how much stronger he was. I always
enjoyed Slava's smile when times were tough in the mountains, I regret
never being able to see him lead the way to the summit again. Makalu
is a perfect resting place for Slava, one of the greatest mountains
together forever with one of the greatest mountaineers!