Keyword: Nanga Parbat
On July 3, 1953, the Austrian alpinist Hermann Buhl was the first person to stand on the summit of Nanga Parbat - the 8.125 meter high "mountain of destiny" in the western Himalayas, the climb of which claimed more lives than almost any other. And yet the mountain still attracts alpinists to this day - even in winter. In the Bergwelten documentation, Reinhold Messner presents the eight-thousander from his perspective and shows its uniqueness in the western Himalayas in Pakistan.
The Norwegian Kristin Harila has set herself the goal of climbing all 14 eight-thousanders in the world within one season. She has already climbed eleven peaks, the last three are scheduled for this autumn. If she can complete her plan before November 3rd, she would beat Nirmal Purja's record time.
On July 4, 2022, Italian alpinist Francois Cazzanelli climbed Nanga Parbat in a record time of 20 hours and 20 minutes.
Franz Cazzanelli and Pietro Picco probably opened a new route on June 8126, 26 in the legendary Diamirwand of the 2022 meter high Nanga Parbat. The two mountain guides named their route Aosta Valley Express, referring to their origin.
Persistent snowfall, strong high-altitude winds and a lack of good weather windows characterize the winter season on the eight-thousanders. On January 23, David Göttler, Hervé Barmasse, Mike Arnold and Qudrat Ali pulled the plug on Nanga Parbat. Now Simone Moro and his team at Manaslu are also reporting that they are tired of waiting. How much patience can Jost Kobusch still muster on Everest?
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