7 Summits 8000ers Adventure Films Adventure Travel Africa Alaska Alaska Alpine style Alps Ama Dablam Amazon Andes Annapurna Annapurna Antarctic Antarctic Archaeology Arctic Arctic Aviation Ballooning BASE jump and Paragliding BASE Jumping and Paragliding Big Wall climbing Breaking News Broad Peak Buyers Guides Canoeing & Kayaking Caving Cho Oyu Climate change Climbing COVID-19 Cycling Denali Desert Dhaulagiri Dhaulagiri Elbrus Endurance Environment Everest Expeditions Exploration mysteries Explorers First ascents Flying Gasherbrum Gear Geography High altitude skiing Himalaya Hindu Kush History Ice Climbing Indigenous cultures K2 Kangchenjunga Karakorum Kilimanjaro Lhotse Long-distance hiking Long-distance Trekking Makalu Manaslu Manaslu Marathon Medical Misc Sports Mountain Mountaineering Nanga Parbat NASA Natural History Nepal Nuptse Ocean Rowing Oceanography Oceans Patagonia Photos Polar Exploration Polar Research Poles Reviews Rivers Rowing/canoeing Science Sherpa Siberia Skiing Solo South Pole Space Sponsored Content Survival Swimming Tropics Uncategorized Unclimbed Volcanos Weather Wildlife Winter 8000ers Winter Himalaya

Nanga Parbat Summit Push Updates / No Summit!

Posted: Mar 13, 2015 05:39 am EDT

(By Raheel Adnan) Nanga Parbat climbers, Alex Txikon, Ali Sadpara and Daniele Nardi are now on the way to summit. They're expected to reach the top shortly (if haven't made it there, already). An image taken from Base Camp using telescope shows the climbers at the middle of summit ramp; BC team thinks, they are around 8000m. Weather conditions are beautiful. There is no wind, not even a hint of clouds and the temperature must be better now as sun rose.


At 3am local time, Alex Txikon's BC team tweeted, "Leaving in half an hour, without rope at first. No more than 30º steep and snow helds very good. Incredibly cold."


Another message along with images (on left) arrived at 08am local time, "7:45; 8000m! Spectacular day."


Communication from BC at 11:30AM: Climbers are back in C4 ... without reaching the summit! They were too close but a wrong turn in dark led them to a dead end. Alex Txikon told Base Camp team, moments ago, "at night, in the dark, we passed away the corridor that should had climbed. We made a too long traverse and from the point we reached it was not possible to go up". 


Climbers are in C4 and will make another summit push tomorrow. Conditions are expected to remain favourable.



Based in Pakistan, mountaineering enthusiast Raheel Adnan is a reporter for Explorersweb's mountaineering sections. He shares regular updates on Twitter and runs his own blog at Altitude Pakistan posting initiated climbing news from Himalaya and Karakoram.



Nanga Parbat: Final Summit Push Tonight


Nanga Parbat: Second Summit Push is now Happening


Nanga Parbat Climbers Return to BC, Bad Weather Continues on Manaslu
Nanga Parbat Summit Push Begins
10 things to do before going off to climb Everest
Ali Sadpara's Must-read Interview, Nanga Parbat High Altitude Police and Bad Weather Reaches Manaslu
Winter climb 2015: Peak Pobeda, Kazakhstan
No Break in Nanga Parbat Bad Weather, C1 Ready on Manaslu
Nanga Parbat Murders: Pakistan forms High Altitude Police
Nanga Parbat Summit-bid Strategy and ‘Bad Omens’ on Manaslu
Italians at Manaslu BC, Nanga Parbat Action Freezes
Wildcard: Everest Rules and Permits 2015
Snowstorm hits Nanga Parbat, Simone & Tamara Travel towards Manaslu
Progress on Nanga Parbat, Simone Moro's New Project
Everest Tech Week 2015: BC hotspots, social updates
Everest Tech Week 2015: Review IsatHub/iSavi
Nanga Parbat Climbers Return to BC, Simone Moro Starts his Expedition Next Week
Nanga Parbat: Russians Wrap Up their Expedition, Progress on Diamir Side


Nanga Parbat update: Russians back in BC


Nanga Parbat Summit-bid from Rupal Side: Russians Waiting in C4


Nanga Parbat: A Mountain to be Climbed by First Week of February


Waiting: The Usual Winter Nanga Parbat Business


Nanga Parbat: Elisabeth Revol's Account of Summit Push


Nanga Parbat: Summit Push Details and Update on Other Teams


Nanga Parbat: End of Tomek Mackiewicz’ Fifth Winter Attempt


Nanga Parbat: Tomek & Elisabeth are Back in BC and the New Entrants


Winter Nanga Parbat | Tomek and Elisabeth at 7000m, Going Up Slowly


Nanga Parbat current, interview with Ian Overton


Living Out Loud: An Artist on Nanga Parbat


Nanga Parbat Winter Recall


Dupre Summits Winter Denali


Nanga Parbat: Acclimatization and Progressing towards C2


Nanga Parbat Basecamps Established, Climbing Begins


Nanga Parbat Teams in Pakistan, K2 Climbers Hopeful


Russian team off to Nanga Parbat, route decided 


History of Winter Climbing Nanga Parbat



Spectacular day, wrote Alex Txikon's team from BC. The photo (apparently captured using telescope) shows clear sky without any hint of clouds at Sunrise. Almost a perfect day for summit push!
[Image taken at 07:45 am local time] Red circle shows position of climbers on the way to summit. Base Camp thinks they're at 8000m. They're certainly above 7700m.