The Shared Summits Team, who were on K2 last year and had their climb documented by NBC’s Jeep World of Adventure Sports, is back in the Karaorum again this year, climbing on Nanga Parbat. The team is blogging about the experience here with several dispatches from the mountain already, and a nice online photo gallery in place as well.
The team notes that they will be climbing the Kinshoffer Route on Nanga Parbat’s Diamir Face, which was first conquered back in 1962. They are currently in base camp at 13,800 feet and preparing for the climb, which will be a challenging one to say the least. The mountain is the 9th highest in the world, topping out at 8126 meters. It is also one of the most dangerous to climb, as the news earlier today demonstrates.
There are already three videos up from the Shared Summits team, than you can view here. The first video introduces the team and talks a bit about the mountain itself, while the second two videos get into the climb itself and discuss some of the aspects they are forced to consider when approaching the more technical aspects of the climb.
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