Winter Pakistan update: French/Italians prepping for last rotation, reports of Rupal teams

Posted: Jan 21, 2013 04:49 pm EST

(Newsdesk/updated Jan 21, 2013 09:18 pm EST) The Hungarian/American Nanga Parbat expedition have acclimatized to 5100 meters but had to abort the camp 1 trip due to a spell of bad weather. The team is holding in BC, still waiting for a new generator.

Meanwhile French lady climber Eli Trevol reported from a nearby tent that the day has been windy and cold with lots of avalanches. If possible, the French/Italian combo plan to head up and spend a night around 6000 meters which would present their last acclimatization trip she reports.

En route to Broad Peak, the PZA winter expedition have camped in Jola and Paju and last checked in from Urdukas at 4000 meters on Sunday. They report cold but improving weather. The caravan hopes to reach the base of the Godwin-Austen glacier on 23 January. reports the expedition is under the patronage of current president of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski.

Update: More Nanga Parbat!

Several postings have pointed us to news of the "missing teams" from the list of expeditions.

Raheel Adnan has a good writeup on what's going on, such as French snowbarder Joel Wischnewski who last checked in not feeling too well from 4300 meters at the Rupal side of Nanga Parbat.

And if you recall Urubko's and Moro's Polish/Irish neighbors from last winter, Tomasz Mackiewicz and Marek Klonowski* are back for a third attempt. Tomek reported on his blog January 16 the men reached 5750 m.

*(Ed note: Piotr Strzezysz is not with the Polish Justice for all expedition as previously stated.)

Direct links to expedition reports:

Nanga Parbat Diamir face:

Nardi's reports

Eli's reports

Ian, David and Zoltan

Nanga Parbat Rupal face:

Joel Wischnewski

Tomek and Marek


Broad Peak:

Polish on FB

Polish winter news


Winter Karakoram: meet the locals

Home sweet Nanga Parbat: Nardi and Revol in the house

Complex route finding

Game on


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The day has been windy and cold with lots of avalanches reported Eli.
Image by Elisabeth Revol courtesy Elisabeth Revol, SOURCE
The PZA winter expedition to Broad Peak last checked in from Urdukas.
Image by Adam Bielecki courtesy Polish Winter Himalayan Mountaineering 2010 - 2015, SOURCE

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