8 Things Nobody Tells You About Climbing a Mountain

Nanga Parbat winter
My name is Ian Overton, and a couple of years ago, I was roped into attempting the most indisputably batshit thing I have ever attempted. Alongside two Hungarians (David Klein and Zoltan Acs), I became the first American mountaineer to make an attempt to summit Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat in the winter. I got my ass kicked. Hard.

That’s because …