Nanga Parbat: Final Summit Push Tonight

Nanga Parbat: Final Summit Push Tonight

Posted: Mar 12, 2015 05:37 pm EDT

(Newsdesk) Daniele Nardi's home team just sent a headsup that Daniel, Alex and Ali arrived in Camp 4, at 7200 meters. They will leave this camp tonight at 2:00 am local, and pending weather the three could reach the top between noon and 2 pm local time tomorrow. 

 

The previous summit attempts on winter Nanga Parbat this season have been pummeled by heavy snow and a push late February was thwarted by a dangerous section of route between C1 and C2. Soon only Alex Txikon, Ali Sadpara, Muhammad Khan and Daniele Nardi were left to try.

 

The climbers are now reportedly hopeful and in good spirits: "Today was a tough but very beautiful day," Daniel said after arriving C4, reporting low winds that are forecasted also through tomorrow. The men will be climbing against nature and time: The welcome return of sunny days and higher temperatures is triggering avalanches while bad weather is expected to return Saturday and Sunday. 

 

The final push is estimated to take about 12 hours. Muhammad, who joined to Camp 3, is coming down to the Base Camp as expected.

 

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D-Day team on Nanga Parbat
courtesy Danielenardi.org, SOURCE
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