Yesterday, the Norit K2 Expedition set out for Camp 3 along the Cesen Route, but their latest update indicates that they are back in C2 due to the high winds. Likewise, on the Abruzzi Route, teams were forced to stay in C2 and wait out the weather.
The weather window that was projected last week, opened on schedule, and teams began to make their move after waiting for weeks to see if they would even have an opportunity to take a crack at the summit. The winds have not subsided as predicted however, and now they’ll sit ant wait once more, this time half-way up the mountain.
The Shared Summits Nanga Parbat expedition has come to a close and the team has issued their final dispatch from the mountain, re-capping the events there. It’s a VERY powerful read and one that I highly recommend, as it discusses life, death, and the inherent risks that go along with high alpine climbing.
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