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Nanga Parbat: summit attempts all around/update

Posted: Feb 08, 2013 12:40 am EST

(Newsdesk/Update Feb 8, 8:53 am) It's been a stormy three days on Nanga Parbat.

A message at the team's blogspot today states Tomek Mackiewicz reached 7000 meters and is either going up or coming down.

A message at Tomek's place yesterday reported a weak night in strong wind, possible summit attempt and descent planned for the next day. Tomek's spot position can be found here.

(Update Feb 8, 8:53 am: A recent post said Tom is back in BC after reaching 7400 meters. Justice for all, guys.)

Joel Wischnewski was last in camp 2 suffering stomach cramps and holding for weather. His latest post (Feb 6) said he'll be moving for three days, going up the S-E pillar. The climber has reported really bad weather in the past days, fearing the condition of his ABC tent and the Poles on Schell route.

Ian and David should be returning to BC.

Elisabeth Revol reported today from BC that her team is ready for summit: "The sun is back since yesterday. Our batteries are fully charged. My heart and my head a hundred percent on this gem called "Nanga Parbat". The climbers plan to move up tomorrow.

Also Broad Peak reports improving weather. A report posted today says the team's forecast promises weaker winds and so Artur Małek, Tomasz Kowalski and Amin Ullah Baig left base camp today to fix lines to camp 3.

Direct links to expedition reports:

Nanga Parbat Diamir face:

Nardi's reports

Eli's reports

Ian, David and Zoltan on FB

Hungarian/American team Contact tracker

Nanga Parbat Rupal face:

Joel Wischnewski

Tomek and Marek

Tomek

Broad Peak:

Polish on FB

Polish winter news

News updates about the winter expeditions

Raheel Adnan's Altitude Pakistan

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Elisabeth Revol's pic from base camp.
Image by Elisabeth Revol courtesy Daniele Nardi, Elisabeth Revol, SOURCE
Highest point recorded on Nanga thus far this season goes to Tomek Mackiewicz.
courtesy Explorersweb, SOURCE
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