Climbers Start Up Gangapurna and Trango

The Polish team has started its climb up Trango’s Nameless Tower. Meanwhile, in Nepal, Topo Mena and Jonatan Garcia have set up Base Camp at the foot of Gangapurna’s South Face.

After two weatherbound days in Advanced Base Camp, Michal Krol, Janusz Golab, and Maciej Kimel have finally started up the unrepeated British route up Nameless Tower. They hope that good weather will let them climb for at least five days, Carlos Garranzo reports.

The Polish team’s location on Trango Towers, shared yesterday by Polski Himalaizm Sportowy.


The team needed three days to set up Advance Base Camp, which is right by the wall, 900 vertical metres higher than the regular base camp.


Meanwhile, in Nepal, Topo Mena of Ecuador and Jonatan Garcia of Spain have reached Base Camp. In the end, they have chosen to climb Gangapurna’s south side.

Although the climbers have not publicly mentioned their position, Mena’s partner, Carla Perez, shared his tracker location and a message. Mena says that they have pitched a “safe” Base Camp at 4,700m.


The pair intends to climb the face in a single, alpine-style push. Gangapurna is usually tackled from its West and East ridges, while its North and South faces are largely terra incognita. Garcia told ExplorersWeb that they would choose their line according to conditions on the face at the time.