NANGA PARBAT WINTER 2013!
Our international team will attempt to be the first to summit Nanga Parbat, the worlds 9th tallest peak at 8126m (26660') in the winter. On top of this, we intend to summit by the use of "Fair Means," meaning we will eschew the use of bottled oxygen and high altitude porters. We want you on the mountain with us!
Meet the Team
David Klein - Hungary - (Expedition Leader) - David is a well trained expeditionary climber who's been to several 8000m peaks, and has summited GII and Cho Oyo without the use of oxygen. He has also achieved an altitude of 8650m on Everest without bottled oxygen and spent two winters on Denali.
Zoltan Acs -Hungary- (Videographer) - Zoltan has a penchant for the cold and remote places in the world. He has three 8000m summits without bottled oxygen under his belt (GII, Broad Peak and Cho Oyo), two Last Degree Polar Expeditions (north and south poles), four of the Seven Summits (Vinson Massif, Aconcaugua, Elbrus and Carstens Pyramid). He has also spent a winter on Denali and reached 8650m on Everest with David.
Ian Overton (Climbing Medic) - Based in Colorado, Ian is a well rounded climber entering the world of expeditionary mountaineering. He has honed his skills in the Rocky Mountains on the rock, ice and snow stretching from Montana to Arizona. He trained as a Wilderness EMT through the Wilderness Medicine Institute in Lander, WY.
Our expedition sets out to make mountaineering history. To date, no party has been able to summit Nanga Parbat, "The Killer Mountain," in winter. Our team will attempt to be the first. We shall do so in a clean style, leaving behind no waste, using solar energy at base camp and without the use of bottled oxygen or high altitude porters.
We will fly into from Budapest, Hungary to Islamabad, Pakistan on December 26th to begin our adventure. By January 4th,we will be in place on the Diamir Glacier to begin our climb. We will not return to Budapest until mid-March.
The route our expedition will follow was first attempted last winter by Simone Moro (Italy) and Dennis Urubko (Russia). We intend to complete the route, establishing Camp 4 on the ridgeline. From there, we intend to push for the summit and into the annuls of mountaineering history.
We do not climb for antiquated notions of conquest. We do not climb for glory, money or fame. We must emphasis the fact that we stand a chance at achieving a first winter ascent of one of the worlds great mountains. As time passes, as maps grow more detailed and refined, the frontier shinks. Now is your chance to be involved in an adventure never before achieved.
Why Support the Hungarian-American Expedition?
Unfortunately, high-altitude mountaineering is not a low-budget endeavor. Your support will help us purchase flights from expedition headquaters in Budapest, Hungary to Islamabad, Pakistan. In addition to our flights, any extra funding remaining will be put to obtaining items necessary to ensure a safe and succesful expedition, such as life-saving medical equipment, -40 degree sleeping bags and the nearly 70 days worth of food needed for our time on the glacier.
While we are realistically seeking only $5000 from Indiegogo, we are providing the option to become a naming sponsor in the expedition for $20,000. This would cover expenses for nearly the entirety of the expedition.
"I Wish I Could Donate, But..."
As climbers, we understand what it's like to be on a tight budget. If you want to support the adventure but can't financially, be a part of our team by forwarding this on through e-mail, facebook and twitter and help us find those that can.
Thank you all for your support of our international expedition. Through your help, we can make history.
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