Pakistan winter climbs: about lost friends, Special Olympics, and Broad Peak BC

Posted: Jan 24, 2013 12:56 am EST

(Newsdesk) Bad weather keeps teams pinned in base camps. On Nanga Parbat Rupal side, Joel Wischnewski's used the opportunity to post a few shoutouts about his sponsors.

No updates from the Polish except word from Poland that the "Justice fo all Nanga Parbat expedition" consists of only Marek Klonowski and Tomek Mackiewicz (no Piotr Strzerzysz).

Majeed Karim sent over a message from his brother Shaheen that the Polish have reached BC on Broad Peak.
The team also posted pics on Facebook.

8000 names with Nardi

Winter is taking a toll in Europe reported. Turnes out Daniele Nardi lost three friends to accidents lately, most recently two to an avalanche at the Gran Sasso d'Abruzzo.

The climber has posted emotional thoughts about the value of climbing along with tribute videos to his friends.

On the occasion, Dan also posted this video of a flag he's carrying to Nanga Parbat for the Special Olympics signed by 8000 kids for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Daniele Nardi - Nanga Parbat Winter 05 - diritti umani e special olimpics versione inglese from Daniele Nardi on Vimeo.

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


Previous update

Winter Karakoram: meet the locals

Home sweet Nanga Parbat: Nardi and Revol in the house

Complex route finding

Game on


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Daniele Nardi on Nanga Parbat pondering lost friends.
Image by Daniele Nardi, SOURCE
Polish base camp on Broad Peak.
Image by Polish Winter Himalayan Mountaineering 2010 - 2015, SOURCE

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