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  EDF HiMountain Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition 2006/2007


DECISION HAS BEEN REACHED

"...For if not, ..... then we will have to put our shoulders to the wheel and as they are rather old ones, they do not guarantee that our goal will be reached. Ahead of You (or ahead of us) there is K-2, Makalu, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II , Broad Peak..." This is the way Krzysztof Wielicki finished his winter Manifesto in 2002 and...........the prophecy is coming true.
It was Krzysztof Wielicki’s and Jan Szulc’s initiative to organise the 5th Polish winter expedition to Nanga Parbat.

 

Krzysztof Wielicki - leader
Jan Szulc -the deputy expedition leader


The team is leaving on 5th December 2006. Earlier (October, November) the participants will be acclimatising in Nepal on Ama Dablam. The expedition is possible thanks to the support of the energy concern EDF (Electricité de France) and the Himountain brand and is organized by Mountaineering Club Trojmiasto.
 On 16th September in Podlesice there was an organisational meeting for the expedition participants. The responsibilities were distributed and opinions about the strategy and tactics were exchanged. The choice of route took a long time to discuss, yet it was not decided whether the expedition would be ascending via the Diamir face (Kinshofer’s route) or via the Rupal face (Schell’s route).

 

The initiative group are discussing the expedition details.
From the left: K. Tarasewicz, D. Załuski, J. Szulc, A.Hajzer, K.Wielicki, J.Jawień.
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