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Snow ramps and cornices on Chiche Peak.
Image by Christian Walter courtesy Christian Walter
Last meters before the bivouac at 5200m
Image by Christian Walter courtesy Christian Walter
Chiche Peak as seen from Mazeno Pass.
Image by Christian Walter courtesy Christian Walter
Opening of "Breathless" route on Shamulki peak.
courtesy Christian Walter
Gerd Markert Peak, named after a recently lost German climber.
Image by Christian Walter courtesy Christian Walter
Nilo Peak.
Image by Christian Walter courtesy Christian Walter

Chiche valley debrief: German new routes in the shade of Nanga Parbat

Posted: Sep 16, 2010 06:31 pm EDT

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Germans Christian Walter and Jens Sommerfeld were two of the climbers who ran to help the victims of the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan--Jens actually ended up moving to Islamabad, where he currently lives. Last month, the guys met up again this summer as Christian went for some cool climbs in Nanga Parbat range together with mate Stefan Wolf, just before the floods brought them back to the darkest side of life. Christian and Jens were members in German Saxony Alpine Club, which performed relief works in Sakargah region after...

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