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Nanga Parbat: Bodies of Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi found

9th March 2019 | 0 comments

Have your say… Skiing the snow-covered peaks high above Courmayeur, climbing the vertigo-inducing limestone walls of the Verdon Gorge, and traversing Aiguilles d’Entrèves Spire’s knife-edge ridge… Lise BILLON and Vivian BRUCHEZ live their passion for the mountains day in and day out! Skiing the snow-covered peaks high above Courmayeur, climbing the vertigo-inducing limestone walls of the Verdon Gorge, and traversing …

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Nanga Parbat climbed in winter for first time

3rd March 2016 | 0 comments

Nanga Parbat (8,126m), the ninth highest mountain in the world and often called the ‘Killer Mountain’, has been summited for the first time in winter. At the end of 2015, The North Face alpinists Simone Moro (Italy) and Tamara Lunger (Italy) set out from Europe to attempt the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat and after more than 80 days …

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Extreme weather ends Nanga Parbat expedition

23rd March 2014 | 0 comments

The North Face athletes Simone Moro and David Goettler have cut short their winter attempt of Nanga Parbat following adverse weather conditions on the mountain. The pair were forced to retreat just 1000m shy of the summit after bitter temperatures and wind speeds of up to 80km/h meant it was too dangerous to continue the climb. The 64 day-long expedition, …

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Moro and Goettler to attempt winter Nanga Parbat

11th December 2013 | 0 comments

The North Face are supporting an expedition to attempt the first ever winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in the western Himalayas. Set to depart later this month, The Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition 2014 will see The North Face athletes Simone Moro and David Goettler battle extreme conditions as they endeavour to become the first Alpinists to reach the summit in …

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ISPO Munich report, Part 1

2nd February 2012 | 1 comment.

The Trek & Mountain team has just arrived back from the ISPO trade fair in Munich where, along with sub-zero temperatures, we discovered a whole raft of exciting new launches and announcements of trekking and mountaineering gear that we’ll all get to see later in the year. Over three days we visited over 40 different companies’ stands and checked out …

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Base Camp: Nanga Parbat

12th January 2012 | 0 comments

Simone Moro and Denis Urubko of The North Face-sponsored expedition to attempt the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in Pakistan, have reached their basecamp. At 4230m above sea level, even at basecamp the temperatures drop to -15°C, and temperatures will drop further as the team begins climbing the world’s ninth highest peak (8126m), and Pakistan’s second highest (after K2). …