With time running out for a successful first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat, two polish climbers are struck by an avalanche on their final attempt. The question now, will the rest of the team push on after nearly 80 days on the mountain.

Planet Mountain reports that “on Saturday afternoon, at circa 5,000 m, Polish alpinists Pawel Dunaj and Michal Obrycki were hit by an avalanche during their latest attempt to climb Nanga Parbat in winter. Both men were injured by the avalanche (broken ribs and arm for Pawel Dunaj, broken nose and injured leg for Michal Obrycki). What is certain is that they both need to be evacuated by helicopter and taken to hospital as quickly as possible.”

For more information: Simone Moro and the expedition’s official website Nanga Dream.

Photo Yasir Nisar

Photo Yasir Nisar

Photo Derek Zaluski

Photo Derek Zaluski

 

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