Winter Nanga Parbat: Joel Wischnewski search update

Winter Nanga Parbat: Joel Wischnewski search update

Posted: Feb 19, 2013 09:21 am EST

(Newsdesk) Joel's guide, Fida, has sent a message in which he informs Adventure Pakistan that the HAP's (High Altitude Porters) have reached above Camp 1 on February 18th, reported Muhammad Ali to ExplorersWeb. "But unfortunately they have not found any signs of Joel."

"Tomorrow [February 19th], if the weather permits, they will climb further and will go as high as they can."

According to a Nanga Parbat weather forecast February 19-21 will see heavy snowfall, heaviest during Tuesday (19th) morning. Extremely cold (max -12°C on Thursday morning, min -17°C on Tuesday night). Wind will be generally light.

February 22-24: A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Friday morning. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -10°C on Sun morning, min -14°C on Friday afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Fri night, calm by Saturday night).

Joel Wischnewski, from France, is a solo Winter Nanga Parbat climber and made his last journal entry entry on February 6th.

Muhammad Ali is Managing Director of Adventure Pakistan, Joel Wischnewski's trekking agency

Read more here about Joel's expedition and new route plan.

Read more here what he says about Why winter, why Nanga Parbat.



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Joel with his Liaison Officer, Fida (left), and his cousin on the ridge at the end of the Herrligkoffer area (January 30th).
courtesy Joel Wischnewski, SOURCE