Nanga Parbat summit as seen from C3 on Kinshofer route.
Winter Nanga Parbat: Towards C4 and Setting the Stage for Final Battle
Posted: Feb 25, 2016 08:25 am EST
(By Raheel Adnan)
UPDATE (1800hrs Pakistan time):-
Alex Txikon's tracker shows that the team has reached around 7100m and set up C4 at the edge of Bazhin Basin. They will traverse the field tomorrow and go up the summit trapezoid. Final summit-bid is expected to start early in the morning.
Despite the fear of an abrupt change in conditions and doubts about acclimatization level of climbers, the summit push is happening on Nanga Parbat. This weather window is definite and sufficiently wide. Climbers are strong, motivated and can actually feel the proximity of summit. Alex Txikon, Ali Sadpara, Tamara Lunger and Simone Moro are on the way to C4 (7200m).
(Edit: an earlier version of this report missed Simone Moro's name in summit push party, which has been corrected now.)
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