Nanga Parbat Diamir Face
Winter Nanga Parbat: The Tale behind Tamara’s Retreat, Climbers on the Way Back

Posted: Mar 02, 2016 10:00 am EST

(By Raheel Adnan) The successful Nanga Parbat teams have started the return journey. Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger are in Islamabad. Alex Txikon and Ali Sadpara should arrive here in a couple of days. Pieces of Nanga Parbat’s first ascent story pop up, as climbers interact with media. The discussions obviously shift towards winter K2, now.



“A decision that few in the world would have been able to make”


Tamara Lunger stopped around 100m short of Nanga Parbat’s summit. In a recent interview, she explained the details and the reasons for her retreat. It all started a day before summit push.


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Winter 2016 Archives:

First Winter Ascent of Nanga Parbat: The Bigger Picture

Nanga Parbat: Summit Pictures

Perspectives: Nanga Parbat Historic Winter Ascent Facts 

Winter Nanga Parbat: Route Statistics

Rest Days on Nanga Parbat after Initial Progress, Second

Nanga Parbat: Poles Revisit their Strategy, Others Continue

Winter Nanga Parbat: Progress on Rupal Side, Arrivals at Diamir BC

Winter Nanga Parbat: The “Cold Race” Resumes

History of Winter Climbing Nanga Parbat

Winter Nanga Parbat: Teams go for Pre-expedition

Winter Nanga Parbat: The Battle Continues