"There is a BIG difference between a winter summit and a winter expedition," commented Simone Moro back in 2006. Just to survive 60 days in winter condition is hard he said. All teams this year shot for a winter expedition and all suffered the cold. Following the Polish now the Hungarian/US team is leaving Nanga Parbat. Still on it: Eli, Nardi and supposedly Joel. Image by HiMountain 2006
Watching the action from home this season: winter ace Simone Moro getting ready for a new route attempt on Mount Everest this spring with Ueli Steck. File image from 2007.
"I was very scared when the stoves and the gas didn’t work in the first attempt on Mummery ridge." Image by Daniele Nardi courtesy Daniele Nardi, Elisabeth Revol, SOURCE
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(Newsdesk) A Monday update stated fierce winds (100 km/h) pinned Elisabeth and Daniele at 6000m of altitude. They will continue to 7000 Tuesday. “The weather conditions are bad, the strong wind is causing problems, but we were prepared for it," the team is quoted on Nardi's blog. "We will wait a bit and then try to go up. Our motivation is high, we will give our maximum.” Check in here for next update on 11th February at 8:00pm (Central European Time).It's over, reported Ian and David yesterday. A wrecked attempt to move...