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One Year Annivesary of the First Winter Ascent on GII; The Boys Celebrate

Nanga Parbat Base camp. -9°C.

One year ago Denis, Cory and Simone reached the summit of Gasherbum II… making history; by achieving the first ever winter accent on the Gasherbrum II.

Today is a special day for the boys at base camp, on one hand, they await a good weather window to attempt the first winter accent of Nanga Parbat and on the other hand they celebrate their success on GII. Stoked with memories from last year, they share their feeling In their daily update from base camp:

“What a moment.. today we celebrate, and even though Cory is not with us this year, Denis and myself are together with our most desired goal, Nanga Parbat.

The sky is a bit cloudy and today should be last day of good weather according to the forecast. The Pakistan sherpas arrived today with food and fuel, but bringing also some cigarettes for cooks and the staff.

The route we set up yesterday was really useful for their path. We gave them poles to move better on the way back. In fact they are carrying back to the warehouse an out of order generator and some material we won’t use anymore”.

Story: Simone/ Denis
Photos: Matteo Zanga