Yesterday, Sergi Mingote and Stefi Troguet reported from Camp 4 that they would head toward the top at 1am local time, along with Moesses Fiamoncini, Vitaly Lazo, Anton Pugovkin, Cala Cimenti and Troguet’s guide, Ali Sadpara. Their tracking devices show that the climbers did reach the main summit of Nanga Parbat earlier today. Cala Cimenti then began his ski down; no further word on that. Meanwhile, Troguet’s InReach indicates that she has now descended to just over 7,100m, the altitude of Camp 4. Mingote is nearby.
Check Troguet’s, Mingote’s and Cimenti’s devices to follow their descent.
Rumors and unanswered questions
Mountain.ru reported yesterday that French climber Boris Langenstein summited Nanga Parbat on July 1. Details are still to come, but if confirmed, he would have bagged the first 8000’er this season.
Rumours are also circulating that Nirmal Purba showed up in Base Camp surrounded by five Sherpas, presumably to join the group up Nanga Parbat. There is no confirmation or announcement by Nims himself or by his usual outfitter, Seven Summit Treks. We’ll update again later today, after the summiters return to camp.
Nanga Parbat Update: Climbers in Camp 4