Pakistani Team Heads for Nanga Parbat Sub-Peak

Pakistani Team Heads for Nanga Parbat Sub-Peak
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While international teams are unlikely to visit Pakistan this summer, an all-Pakistani combo led by Sa’ad Mohamed is on its way to climb 7,070m Rakhiot Peak, within the Nanga Parbat massif. They will enjoy the scenic Nanga Parbat area in complete solitude and also cop all the attention, since as far as we can determine, they are the only expedition climbing in the country. Together with Aheed Naveed, Asif Bhatti, Tashfeen and two high altitude porters, Mohamed left Tarashing by the Astor River and reached the Rupal Valley yesterday. “It’s mostly cloudy, with fields of purple, yellow and white flowers in a steady breeze,” Mohamed reported. Although they have no internet connection, they will post messages and videos on Twitter and YouTube over Mohamed’s tracking device. Today, the team reached 3,485m for acclimatization. “Very windy here on the ridge,” Mohamed... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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