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


 

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.  For Messner, the natives saved his life when nobody in the world knew what had happened to him.  He couldn't walk because of his frozen feet and extreme weakness, so he was laying down a lot of time, delirious and not knowing that the world kept on turning. The people of Diamir, on the contrary, did know: they stole everything from him and even now they still have some trick to rip the newly arrived.  One day by foot from base camp, they started a day of protest and their threat to stand.  They almost always win, and yesterday was no exception: they will have more money and we'll have one problem less.  The weather helps, there is nobody ahead of our group and Jean Christophe Lafaille is planning to meet us in a week.  If the weather keeps stable, it could be that I can climb Nanga running.

Broad Peak Route

 

Nanga Parbat Route

Photos Source Simone Moro

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