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Nanga Parbat success for Urubko and companions

17.06.2003 by

On 17/06 Denis Urubko, Dima Chumakov, Maksut Jumaiev and Vassilly Pitsov, members of theInternational Pakistan Expedition 2003, reached the summit of Nanga Parbat 8125m.

At 8.30 this morning the summit of Nanga Parbat (8125m) was reached by the Kazakh mountaineers Denis Urubko, Dima Chumakov, Maksut Jumaiev and Vassilly Pitsov. All four are members of the illustrious International Pakistan Expedition 2003, which includes Simone Moro, JC Lafaille, Inaki Ochoa and Ed Viesturs. They too shall be attempting the summit in the next couple of days, and it is worth poiinting out that the expedition arrived at Base Camp just 16 days ago. The Italian Simone Moro sent us the following report:

"After only 16 days a first group comprised of four Kazakh mountaineers reached the summit of Nanga Parbat at 8.30 am. The first four members of our international expedition encountered clear skies and polar temperatures, and Denis Urubko, Dima Chumakov, Maksut Jumaiev and Vassilly Pitsov crowned the entire group's work, which fixed three kilometers of rope along the route.

Moral is high and tomorrow a second group of four Kazakh mountaineers will follow today's group, and the day after tomorrow I and JC Lafaille will attempt a new line, while Inaki Ochoa and Ed Viesturs will also climb up the “classic” Kinshofer. We hope the good weather and our shape continue to hold out... Inshallah"

Simone Moro


Top: Nanga Parbat as seen from the glacier. Right, from top: at 5900m before the Kinshofer wall; Camp 3; JC Lafaille on the Kinshofer wall.
International Pakistan Expedition 2003
Simone Moro
Alberto Magliano
Mirco Mezzanotte
Franco Nicolini
Barbara Zwerger
Jean Christophe Lafaille
Ed Visteurs
Oscar Gogorza
Inaki Ochoa
Denis Urubko
Zhunussov Baglan
Ilinskiy Yervand
Khaibullin Vadimzhan





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