An update from Basque climber Alex Txikon and his teammates, who are attempting to climb Everest in winter. They warmed up by summiting Ama Dablam week ago, and now they are hard at work opening the route on Everest.
The 2020 winter season is seeing several major expeditions in Nepal and Pakistan. From Jost Kobusch working on the first solo, unsupported, sans-supplemental oxygen winter ascent of Everest to Denis Urubko and Don Bowie attempting Broad Peak, a host of big alpinists are battling a host of big mountains.
Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi were last heard from on Sunday, February 24, while trying to make the first winter ascent of the Mummery Spur on Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters).
The rescue operation for the Italian climber Daniele Nardi and the British climber Tom Ballard, lost on Nanga Parbat in Pakistan, enters its second week. The pair were last heard from on Sunday, February 24.
The end of the Polish expedition concludes the attempts on 8,000ers for the 2017-2018 winter season.