Winter 2016 | Tomek and Elisabeth Going for Summit, Progress on Schell Route

First summit push of the season is underway on Nanga Parbat. Tomek Mackiewicz and Elisabeth Revol have reached C3 and are aiming to reach the top in next couple of days. Rest of Diamir side teams are currently in Base Camp. The team on Rupal side have seemingly reached around 6600m.

Summit Push
Tomek Mackiewicz and Elisabeth Revol went up from BC on January 16th. They spent first night in C1 and reached C2 a day later. However, their progress was halted by strong winds until this morning. The climbers spent two days in C2 waiting for improvement in conditions. “Camp 2 and up ... Cold and windy but everything is fine. Warm greetings from the ‘Mountain’... Beautiful Mighty Majestic Mountain” Tomek Mackiewicz wrote on Jan 18th.

The team reached C3 today. They will probably spent a night in C4 and launch summit-bid, tomorrow night. Their home team updated a while ago, “Camp3. Wind calmed down a bit. Clear skies. The Light of the moon there, so that before the sun rises Tom and Eli move higher. Next 2 days summit attempt...”
Wind; Source

Italian Team in BC
Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger have returned to Base Camp, from 5800m. Bad weather didn’t let them go any further. The duo wanted to reach C3 or even C4, but they ran out of food and retreated to BC on Jan 18th evening.

Progress on Schell Route
There hasn’t been any direct communication from south side of the mountain, but SPOT shows that at least some members of team have reached 6600m. It seems that they have set up at least C3, if not progressed further.

Kinshofer Route Team
Daniele Nardi, Alex Txikon and Ali Sadpara are currently in BC. Depending upon weather conditions, the team will go up tomorrow and complete the rope fixing till C4 (7400m). Alex and Ali had fixed the route till 6500m earlier this week. Daniele Nardi, who suffered a fall during last climb, is doing well and eager to go up the mountain.
Daniele having some fun time at BC; Source

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