Poles led by renowned Artur Hajzer on the north face and the International team led by Gerfried Goschl, locked up on the south, are hoping to utilise the next weather window, likely to be encountered after March 4.
Meteorologist Karl Gable in Austria has warned of another deadly storm brewing on this weekend and both teams have decided to stay put for the moment.
Goschl and his team, pitched in an attempt to scale the peak from a new route and also accomplish first winter ascent and traverse, is brimming with confidence and is hoping that their charted new route will be a blistering success.
Goschl along with his fellow Pakistani and Spanish climbers will make another attempt to scale the mighty 8000er for the first winter ascent in the coming week. This will be the last of the winter attempts for any of the teams on G-1 as both teams have already exhausted designated time to scale a 8000er in winters. Their motivation, however, remains unbroken.
“Here we are now focusing all her for the next storm front, which again on 4 and 5 March will take over our camp.” Goschl further added. “But who knows, maybe does already in connection to a weather window! Maybe we are the mountains and the weather finally have a real chance for a summit ascent! Our motivation remains unbroken!”