THE FIRST WINTER ASCENT OF NANGA PARBAT
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).