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Muhammad Ali, "February 17th the three high altitude porters have reached the Rupal wall of Nanga Parbat and have started to go up the mountain. (This team will continue to climb as high as they can go in their search for Joel.) At the same time today Fida (Guide with Joel), along with two local porters, has also continued to search the area of Camp 1."
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Joel February 2nd: "This is how I found C2 deposit. Multivitamins tabs pushed away to get access to more interesting things. The destroyed plastic bag hanging out is a raisin bag. (You can see 2 raisins in the snow, he {the animal] was surely disappointed by the taste because nothing was missing)."
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Joel with his Liaison Officer, Fida (left), and his cousin on the ridge at the end of the Herrligkoffer area (January 30th).
courtesy Joel Wischnewski, SOURCE
January 20: "The magical Rupal Face. I love this picture. I was enjoying a tea when the mountain started a beautiful show with magical colors changes."
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January 13 from Camp 1: "The mega avalanche just came over me. Incredible. It’s like an earthquake and a giant wave together, huge ones. The bivi spot is very well protected by the rock tower. It’s safe and strong. When I saw this spot, I had something like this in my mind. But I had no idea of the brutality of a monster avalanche."
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"On which other 8000m mountain do you have wolves walking around your tent? Things like that only happen on Nanga Parbat."
Image by Joel Wischnewski courtesy Joel Wischnewski, SOURCE
December 27th from France: "A last picture before I leave. [...] The boards that I bring to Nanga Parbat are brand new, but in a few weeks they will be fully destroyed on the Rupal face. Some of you are maybe discovering mountaineering and snowboarding with this website. Don’t do stupid things, improve your knowledge and technique and try to act pro. Steep snowboarding needs time and experience. Don’t rush it."
Image by Joel Wischnewski courtesy Joel Wischnewski, SOURCE
December 20th training: "I carefully check my knees and spine when I’m loading. Running with it is too challenging for my left tibia (former multiples fractures area). It burns like hell. The pain is higher than a periostitis so I don’t try to go over 65kg and walk everywhere with my dog."
Image by Joel Wischnewski courtesy Joel Wischnewski, SOURCE

Winter Nanga Parbat: Search for solo climber Joel Wischnewski

Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:36 am EST

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(Newsdesk) ExplorersWeb has received news that a recue has been launched for the French solo climber on Nanga Parbat. On February 6th Joel Wischnewski updated his Winter Nanga Parbat journal with a short report, "Moving up. The central pillar and the wall are too dry. I’m going to try the S-E pillar. I’ve got 3 days. Bye, take care and thanks for following." No further updates since then. The previous day he said he was trapped inside his tent for two days. [...] "Constant belly pain today but it’s ok.....

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