WINTER ASCENT OF NANGA PARBAT

By August 28, 2016English
WINTER ASCENT OF NANGA PARBAT

THE FIRST WINTER ASCENT OF NANGA PARBAT

On February 26th 2016 the international team summited Nanga Parbat (8126 m), last but one eight-thousander climbed for the first time in winter. Alex Txikon, Ali Sadpara and Simone Moro reached the summit. Tamar Lunger climbed above the altitude of eight-thousands, but had to stop the attempt. For the first time in Poland – joint meeting with Simone Moro and Alex Txikon!

Alex Txikon – climber and mountaineer from the Basque country, participated in the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat and has climbed eleven eight-thousanders. On his first expedition to the Himalayas in 2002, he went as a cameraman in the crew Edurne Pasaban.

Simone Moro – an Italian sport, alpine and himalayan climber, mountain guide and helicopter pilot. He was the first person to climb the four eight-thousanders: Shishapangma, Makalu, Gasherbrum I and Nanga Parbat in winter. Only Jerzy Kukuczka had such achievement.

Simone described his earlier winter expeditions in the book “The Call of the Ice: Climbing 8,000 Meter Peaks in Winter” which will be signing after the meeting.

The meeting will be conducted by Piotr Pustelnik, The President of Polish Mountaineering Association (PZA – Polski Związek Alpinizmu).

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