Wednesday, July 20, 2005 SUMMIT
IN NANGA PARBAT!
This morning the expedition
of Carlos Pauner could reach the summit of the "naked goddess", of 8,125 m.
The left from camp IV around two in the morning to climb, after eight hours
of hard ascent, to the summit of Nanga Parbat.
Besides Carlos Pauner, other
people on the summit were Nacho Orviz, Martin Ramos, Miguel Angel Martinez,
Ricardo Valencia, Jose Villalta and Raul Martinez, members of the team
directed by Carlos.
Also on the summit were the
French expedition, made by four climbers and four high altitude porters, and
the team of "Al Filo de lo Imposible". A total of 21 people, which is an
absolute record for this summit.
Everybody is already at camp
IV eating, hydrating and resting. They decided to spend the night there and
continue tomorrow with the descent to base camp. For the moment, as the
forecasts said, the weather is stable and it is planned to continue this way
in the next hours.
22, 2005 SAFE AT BASE CAMP
Since yesterday we are safe
at base camp, with the summit in our backpacks. It is difficult to explain
the feeling of plenitude we have in these moments. Up there is the summit, on
which we stepped upon a while ago. We are very tired, but also happy. It has
been 5 days of supreme effort, to climb a little more each day, of suffering
the long nights of hell, but at the end we did it. Now is when we really
enjoy what we've done. So many days of wait and tension, that ended with
success. We, three men from Aragon have been on the summit of Nanga Parbat.
You can't ask for more. Now, we live moments of crazyness.
Telephone calls, we are sending pictures, chronicles, you see, we have
to tell about an adventure that concluded with success, when we still have the
signs of altitude in our faces. Sadly, the mountain has taken its toll.
Three of our teammates are hurt, with frostbite of diverse importance. Now,
we only think about evacuate them as soon as possible. We hope to be soon at
home to recover from the wounds. Such is glory and misery in the Himalayas.
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