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Denis and Simone leaving Nanga Parbat

Posted: Feb 14, 2012 05:32 pm EST

(Newsdesk) Snowfall and a forecast showing no end in the tunnel made Simone Moro and Denis Urubko decided: the expedition is over. Check out a video on Simone's blog (in the dispatch feed section) where the mountaineers explain their decision.

With the Russian team leaving K2 last week, and the Polish leaving Nanga Parbat yesterday, only the mountaineers on Gasherbrum 1 remain. Two teams are hoping to bag the peak's first winter ascent: an international team gunning for a new route and a Polish team working the normal route. Follow team's dispatches and stay tuned for editorial updates at ExplorersWeb.
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From here to there. Simone's previous camp: on Nanga Parbat only a few months ago. The winter virgin climb fell through this time.
Image by Simone Moro courtesy Simone Moro, SOURCE