Giuseppe Pompili has turned down an offer to participate in the Mars simulation in Russia. Instead he is headed to K2.
He said that he would miss not being part of this simulation but in the long term people will not remember those who were part of this. Instead they will remember who was the first to step on Mars.
At the moment he is traveling to Skardu by mini bus. It will be from there that he will have a long journey to K2.