Winter 2015 | Acclimatization and Progressing towards C2

Winter climbers, except the Iranians, have reached Nanga Parbat and are going forward with acclimatization and route establishment. This initial phase of expeditions is going to play a major role in teams’ readiness for summit-bid when weather windows arrive.

Rupal Side
Having established C1 (5250m) on Schell route in first rotation, the Russians have progressed further to 5900m. The team messaged from BC on Jan 4th, "we prepared the route from C1 till 5900. In summer the local guides had removed all ropes stayed on the route after the Polish and Italian expeditions. We found only one hook. Now resting in BC."

The Russian climbers tried to go up again, today, but were forced to turn back due to high avalanche danger.

Diamir Side

Tomek and Elisabeth
After setting up Base Camp and route reconnaissance, Tomek Mackiewicz and Elisabeth Revol have started working on North Face route. As per last communication from BC, the two climbers were heading towards C2 from C1. (Update: It appears that they returned to BC after aforementioned climb, and are ready to go up, again. As per Daniele's home team, Tomek and Elisabeth will try to reach 6000m in next three days.)

On January 1st, Tomek and Elisabeth reached C1 at around 3PM local time. “We are in C1. The weather is good. Tomorrow we set off to C2. This is our second visit here. The first time we have made it to halfway to the C2 ", Tomek told his home team from C1.

Tomek along with a porter resting during BC trek. Source

Daniele Nardi
The Italian climber and support team have also reached the mountain. They arrived at Base Camp on January 4th. Daniele Nardi’s plan was to start acclimatization immediately. As per team, initially they will conduct two "walks" above BC.

During previous winter expeditions, Daniele acclimatized on Ganalo Peak (6608m) (without reaching the summit on both occasions). It appears that this year too, he will be going up this subsidiary peak for acclimatization, before alpine style attempt on Mummery Rib.

Nanga Parbat Diamir Face; Source
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