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Pakistan climbing season is on! Polish reach C2 on Nanga Parbat

Although muted by the roar of Everest summit waves, Pakistan climbing is on: 12 men led by winter pioneer Artur Hajzer are already at work on Nanga Parbat – and moving fast! “On May 25 we set up BC at 4200,” Artur emailed ExplorersWeb.

Earliest birds

The mountaineers set up HQ on the Diamir side of Nanga Parbat last week.

In just a handful of days on the Kinshoffer route, the team has fixed ropes up to C2. “We’re the earliest birds here, teams usually start climbing some weeks later,” the team explained on the expedition website. “We’ve thus found the mountain overloaded with snow, but otherwise weather conditions are good.”

The fast start will hopefully permit a hat-trick: “After Nanga, some of us would like to move to the Gasherbrums,” Artur said.

Not yet in place but sharing the permit are Italians P.Michalski and S.L.Terra plus, separately, an American lady.

Launched by the Polish Alpine Association and supported by Poland’s Ministry of Sport and Tourism and the Kukuczka Foundation, the expedition is part of a 5 years-long project known as “Polish Winter Himalaism 2010-2015”.

The program aims to help promising young climbers (mountain runners, ski-alpinism champions, climbing instructors, etc.) in their first steps at 8000ers accompanied by seasoned Himalayan veterans.

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  1. juliaandromios
    June 10, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Bonjour, Polite to join you, I am Julia

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