-Nanga Parbat Solo Winter Attempt –

German mountaineer, Ralf Dujmovits, plans on soloing the Diamir Face on Nanga Parbat this winter. “Nanga Parbat is for me – and has also been for Gerlinde, for a long time – the most beautiful 8,000er. After having finished the fourteen 8,000ers, whenever we were asked which of them we might try again, we independently answered, Nanga Parba,” said Dujmovits, who climbed Nanga Parbat in summer 2001.  “I’ve spent four nights in high camp at 6,000 m and two nights on the summit of Aconcagua. I think I’m perfectly acclimatized,” says Dujmovits.

Diamir Face

Diamir Face

The Justice for All Team, who are attempting Nanga Parbat this winter have already established base camp and advanced base camp. The North Face Team of Simone Moro, David Goettler and Emilio Previtali is expected to reach Pakistan in the last week of December.

Ralf Dujmovits

Ralf Dujmovits

Ralf Dujmovits’ Himalayan Resume

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Started in 1985 on a successful Shivling, 6,543 m, expedition.

In 1989, he reached the NW summit of Nuptse, 7,742 m.

In 1990, he was successful on Dhaulagiri, his first 8,000er.

On May 20, 2009, he reached the top of Lhotse, becoming the first German to climb all 8,000ers.

Nanga Parbat and K2 are the only 8,000ers without winter ascents.


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