Pauner's expedition is already in camp III, located at 6,500 m, in a
"comfortable" place on a serac.
reached camp II yesterday, according to the initial plan. During the ascent,
they learned from Javier Arienza that camp IV, located at 7,300 m. in the
Bazhin basin, has been completely destroyed by an avalanche. According to
Javier, there is no trace of the three tents that were in camp IV, two from
the Japanese group and one from the Asturian group.
from Aragon had negotiated with the Japanese the use of their tents for their
summit attack, they were informed about the trouble when they were already
marching to camp II, which left them little margin for a maneuver. They had
to unmount the tents in CII to carry them up to camp IV. According to the
initial plans they wanted to get today directly to camp IV. But the fact of
unmounting the camp in which they had spent the night has made them leave
later and they have decided to climb up to camp III. In just four hours
Carlos and his teammates have traversed the ridge that divides the two camps.
Then, the usual chores of the high altitude camps: shovel the snow and pick
ice to get a flat surface, mount the tents... and the tedious job of melting
water. Luckily, the weather is improving according to the forecast, although
today as everyday, it snowed lightly.
they will continue to camp IV, so that during the early morning of the next
day they can continue to the summit of Nanga Parbat. The climber have to be
very careful to chose the location of camp IV.
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