Louis Roussea who is attempting the Gasherbrum-1 from the same route followed by the fate less winter expedition of Gerfried Goschl and his two other team mates. Goschl and his team never made it back to the base camp and despite of hectic search by Pakistani authorities, their bodies were never recovered.
Gasherbrums are reputedly easy climbs; not so says Rob:
“The trip up to Camp 1 was an ordeal!” he reports. “We left at 2 am or so but ran into terrible conditions once again in the ice fall.”
Meanwhile, the two expeditions on Nanga Parbat are still underway and the Mazeno team is finally edging up towards the peak after a week long climbing sessions. They have descended from Camp-3 and are hoping to touch the peak sometime soon.
Romanian Zsolt Torok who was scaling the 8,125m peak via the Diamir Face, has decided to buy time afer he was hit by a 300m avalanche on the deadly peak and barely survived the mayhem.