(Newsdesk) After Joel's rescue team returned from Camp 2 to Base Camp due to bad weather, they went up again on February 20th, reported Muhammad Ali to ExplorersWeb. "they went above Camp 1 but did not find anything, no tent, no food or any equipment has been found so far."
"It is difficult to search because Joel climbed in alpine style so therefore no trace has been left behind."
"The team will try to climb higher tomorrow (21st) if the weather permits."
According to a Nanga Parbat weather forecast the prediction is heavy snowfall, heaviest during Sat (23rd) morning. Extremely cold (max -12°C on Thu (21st) morning, min -16°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Thu morning, calm by Sat afternoon).
A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Sun morning. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -10°C on Sun morning, min -15°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the SSW by Tue (26th) night).
Joel Wischnewski, from France, is a solo Winter Nanga Parbat climber and made his last journal entry entry on February 6th.
Muhammad Ali is Managing Director of Adventure Pakistan, Joel Wischnewski's trekking agency.
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