Nanga in Winter: Why We Had To End The Expedition at 7,200 m (23,622 ft)

Our expedition is over. The Nanga summit remains only a desire for now. David realized it would be too dangerous on Saturday morning, March 1, at 7,200 m (23,622 ft). He had reached the top of the Mazeno Ridge with the Polish climber Tomas Mackiewicz. They had the opportunity to look at the other side [...] ...more

Nanga in Winter: The First Summit Attempt, Why We Turned Back

The first summit attempt has failed, so we’re back at base camp again, and we have to start over from scratch. There definitely will be more attempts in the next days. On such huge mountains, a vain attempt is pretty normal because it happens in winter. The exceptions would be good weather, everything going smoothly, [...] ...more

Nanga In Winter: 3 Reasons why we have to wait patiently at basecamp

On January 31 we spent a quiet day at base camp. The weather was snowy and foggy, and the Nanga peak was wrapped in cloud. Simone and David took a rest after the hard work of the previous days: they had climbed quickly to 7,000 m (22,965 ft) and set up C3 with a small [...] ...more

Nanga in Winter: The Expedition so far in the words of Simone Moro

“The route conditions are peculiar: there’s only ice in the higher stretch, and not much snow on the mixed route. The Polish guys also said that it’s way different from last year; it’s much more difficult. Much more technical skill and dedication are required, and we have to pay more attention both ascending and descending [...] ...more

Nanga in Winter: The Expedition so far, in the words of David Goettler

We are above all and still so fare away from the summit. That is what i know and realize on that day. High above our lovely basecamp, which is on a frozen and with snow covered meadow almost 3000m below us. Where our cook Didar and the kitchen boy Aquil are waiting for us to [...] ...more

Nanga in Winter: Looking Back on the Journey to camp 2 at 6,000m (19,000ft)

The third week of our expedition is over. Here’s what happened in the last few days Simone and David ventured up nearly to C2 at 6,000 m (19,700 ft). On the way there, they slept a couple of nights at C1, at about 5,100 m (16,700 ft). The acclimatization program is going well; they’re both [...] ...more

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