After a busy season, it sounds like the Nanga Parbat winter saga could be drawing to a close for this year. Simone Moro and David Gottler made it 7200m but were forced to descend due to the weather and Simone suffering from with stomach problems and have not left the mountain. Soloist Daneil Nardi has also given up on his attempt after a close call with an avalanche.
However, the Polish team remain determined and have restocked base camp and extended their climbing permit in an attempt to get to the summit in the final 3 weeks of the season. There is probably only one weather window left so the odds have to be stacked against you but you just never know...
Up next we've got a video from former Climbing Daily presenter Jack Geldard, following him and Hazel Findlay as they make the first ascent of the front face of the Aiguille du Saussure, here in Chamonix. After a difficult approach through seracs and numerous abseils, they climbed 500m of technical ground, with the crux weighing in at a weighty E5, or 7a in sport terms but with pretty poor protection. The route then finished with several hundred metres of mixed ground with difficulties up to M6. Sounds quite the adventure, here's the video --
New Geldard/Findlay Line on Aiguille De Saussure, Chamonix 7A/5.12A | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 237
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