The power within us is bigger than any mountain. For David Göttler, this is the driving force that has shaped his life. From a tragic mountain rescue, to the ascent of Everest that could rewrite the map.
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“I HAVE SO MANY
PLACES, SO MANY
DREAMS IN MY HEAD.
AND EVEREST IS ONE
Since the age of seven, David Gottler has lived for the mountains. Far more than a hobby, climbing the highest peaks has become his passion and career.
To fulfill every dream, he has embraced the most extreme conditions, and built lifelong friendships that connect him to every place he visits.
Having conquered the peaks of many 8000m mountains, David has now turned his attention to finding new routes and challenges that have never been attempted.
His commitment and drive is living proof that exploration never ends.
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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 of the mountain, the Diamir face, only to discover that the route up to the summit is still very long and grueling from there. The top section of the face was covered with blue ice.read more
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, and the summit being easily accessible. Nanga Parbat has been attempted for 25 years in winter, and nobody has reached the summit so far. A few days ago, Simone, David…read more