Simone Moro and David Göttler attempted to climb Nanga Parbat 8,125 m in the winter of 2014.

The climbers left in December 2013 for one of the toughest expeditions on earth, during the coldest and most demanding season: the Nanga Parbat ascent.

The ninth tallest mountain in the world is found in Pakistan. Nanga Parbat rises to 8,125 metres (26,648ft) and is one of only two of the 14 8,000-metre peaks that have never been climbed in winter, along with K2.

Since 1988, 29 attempts have been made at winter ascents on Pakistan’s 8,000-metre peaks, of which 16 were on Nanga Parbat – all without success.

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Nanga Parbat is known as “Killer Mountain” as it is a notoriously difficult climb and weather windows in winter are short..

“I will go in winter. Again. Yes in winter. Just because it’s my dream. Just because exploration never ends.”-Simone Moro

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