Searhing for Alberto Zerain and Mariano Galvan on the Mazeno Ridge of Nanga Parbat
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Search begins for two missing climbers on the Mazeno Ridge of Nanga Parbat
http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2017/06/28/k2-2017-season-coverage-missing-climbers-cheating-climbers-weather-windows/ -- Alan Arnette -- K2 2017 Season Coverage : Missing climbers, cheating climbers, Weather windows
http://www.barrabes.com/actualidad/noticias/2-10071/buscando-alberto-zerain-mariano-galvan.html -- Searching for Alberto Zerain and Mariano Galvan on the Mazano Ridge, Nanga Parbat
Updated 28-06-2017, 10:10 am: Due to bad weather, the helicopter returns to base camp. They have flown over the area, but low visibility has made visual search impossible.
As we have been informing, the Basque Alberto Zerain and the Argentine Mariano Galván are trying the 1st repetition of the Arista Mazeno to the Nanga Parbat (8126m).
On the 19th they entered the route, and after 8 days, on the 23rd Friday the last telephone call with the climbers took place. Alberto reported that they were in very good health and form, and that - after being stopped by bad weather for a while - were going at a good pace along the route, with the intention of finishing the edge before bad weather arrived.
They were about 6000m, And the racetracker indicates that they continued for about 6 hours, surpassing 6,200m, and with food for several days. But nothing has been heard since.
A fairly consistent probability is that it is a simple communication problem. But to confirm this, Saunier Duval, sponsor of the expedition and the project 2x14x8000, together with the agency Summit Karakoram, have hired a helicopter that is currently overflying the edge helped by the latest data that the racetracker was able to send. With them flies the experienced Romanian alpinist Alex Gavan, who was in the base camp and has offered generously to collaborate in everything necessary.
It is not the first time that Zerain tries this edge; Already did it in 2011 next to the Txingu Arrieta,
http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Scrambles-in-the-Range-of-Light/t355n.html -- Scrambles in the Range of Light (Sierras) - Mt Lyell and others
http://www.nepalmountainnews.com/cms/archives/108425 -- Mazeno Ridge search (Nanga Parbat)
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