Video: An Expedition to Nanga Parbat

For the past week, the mountaineering community has been transfixed by the events taking place on Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. We’re still holding our breath and holding out home that the two missing climbers will be found alive. But if you’re interested in what it is like to take on this very difficult peak, than have a look at this video.

It was shot last fall by two Georgian climbers who were having a go at Nanga and it provides some sense of the challenges involved. Keep in mind, this was shot in September and October, well before the arrival of winter, which only amplifies the difficulty.