No Summit For Nanga Parbat Skiers

Anna Tybor of Poland and Tom Lafaille of France were not among the group of climbers who summited Nanga Parbat yesterday. They turned around 100 meters below the summit, as they considered conditions too dangerous to proceed.

Tybor and Lafaille went from Base Camp to Camp 2 on Monday and Camp 4 (at 7,400m) on Tuesday. They launched their summit push on Wednesday.

They reported that the weather quickly worsened, and they finally decided to retreat at an altitude of 8,050m. The pair returned to Camp 3, where they spent yesterday night resting. They are expected back in Base Camp today.

News should come soon from the climbers who summited yesterday, following the Sherpa rope fixers. Vibeke Andre Sefland of Norway, one of yesterday’s summiters, was just below Camp 1 when reporting this story, according to her tracker, so she will likely be back in Base Camp today.

Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides graduated university in journalism and specializes in high-altitude mountaineering and expedition news. She has been writing about climbing and mountaineering, adventure and outdoor sports for 20+ years.

Prior to that, Angela Benavides spent time at/worked at a number of local and international media. She is also experienced in outdoor-sport consultancy for sponsoring corporations, press manager and communication executive, and a published author.