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 Simone Moro attempts Nanga Parbat (8125 meters), K2 (8611 meters) and Broad Peak (8047 meters) all in two months!


Follow Along: Reinhold Messner says, in his book The Naked Mountain, that after completing the first trip to Nanga Parbat, in 1972, he reached the village of Ser in the Diamir Valley, tired to death.  His brother Gunther was left behind, buried by a sudden avalanche, when both were looking at the green and wide praire where base camp is settled today, on the west face of Nanga Parbat. Check here for the full dispatch.

Three in one. This is the unusual name for the international expedition in Karakorum in 2003. The emblem is the Kazakhstan flag that has the same expression.

We declared that we want to climb three peaks and we obtained three permits from the Pakistani Government. The expedition will be ONE and in succession will try to complete this monstrous project. reaching the three peaks Nanga Parbat (8125 meters), K2 (8611 meters), and Broad Peak (8047 meters). The three all very tough, in the family of the 8000 mountains. The project of summiting all three, in little more than 2 months will be tough, but not impossible. The team members are 8 Kazaki alpinists. Simone Moro and Inaki Ochoa. Other strong climbers such as Ed Viesturs (USA), Jean-Christophe Lafaille (FRA) and Oscar Gogorza (ESP) will be with the team for Nanga Parbat and Broad Peak. Barbara Zwerger, Silvio Mondinelli and Alberto Magliano (ITA) will be with us for Broad Peak. Franco Nicolini and Mirco Mezzanotte (ITA) will go for Nanga. This one single strong team, built on previous climbs will live this Marathon in the next two months.

Nobody will use oxygen or high altitude porters. Small groups will try to reach their goals, alternating for personal and team success. Our expedition is not commercial or for newcomers. Everybody has previous experiences in 8000 summits. Nonetheless we have no illusion that even one single summit will be easy. "Dream is not forbidden, but in the mountains it is". We have worked and climbed for years on rocks, ice, high altitude and now we can dream of these mountains in succession. It is no bet, only a step, long as our legs. Simone Moro







 

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