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  Polish International Winter Nanga Parbat Expedition: Base Camp


HiMountain Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition 2006/2007

Expedition has reached BC: Today, the members of the Himountain Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition reached the base camp without any obstacles. The first snow appeared just above Islamabad, so there was a possibility that the snow-covered path to the base would be really hard to trudge. Fortunately, it turned out that the path had already been cleared and the expedition had no problems with marching along it.




 

 

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Astor
 

At night the temperature on Karakorum Highway drops to -20° C. Such low temperatures forced the members of the expedition to put on insulated extreme-clothing earlier than planned - especially high altitude boots in order to warm their feet at night. Those are real winter conditions. For the time being, the weather is fine – it’s sunny, without wind. At noon, the temperature even reached 2 degrees above zero, yet soon afterwards it dropped to minus seven.


 
Dividing loads

 
Last village on our way to the base

 
Krzysztof Wielicki (Himountain Team) after reaching the base
 
 
Base Camp
 
 
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