Nanga Parbat update: Russians back in BC

Nanga Parbat update: Russians back in BC

Posted: Feb 03, 2015 05:28 pm EST

(Newsdesk) The second summit push on Nanga Parbat is a no-go. RussianClimb report an SMS from the Russians reading they managed to return safely to BC through bad weather, "You could fly to K2 real fast in such winds," they commented. 


Climbers Nickolay Totmjanin, Serguey Kondrashkin, Valery Shamalo and Victor Koval reached Rupal BC at the end of December. By the third week of January, they had established three camps at 5100m, 6000m and 6700m, and made a deposit at around 7150m (which has now been converted to C4) on Schell route. It has been reported that there is hard ice everywhere above 6000m. The team has fixed approximately 700m of rope on the route.

After setting up C3 and making deposit at 7150m, the climbers retreated to BC on Jan 20th.  Summit push started on January 28th, from BC. On January 31st the team was in C4 (at 7150m). Their plan was to proceed towards Diamir side on following day, but the harsh conditions didn’t let them go any further.  Mountain-Forecast predicted wind speed will remain above 50kph for next 9 days.



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