Nanga Parbat was climbed by a harder route before
Scott, check your sight, there is no T in my name.
Personally, I do not know. I opened a few google links and I read that this ridge was climbed before, but not to the summit (?).
Scott wrote:... only once was it successfully traversed (without the summit of Nanga Parbat), the other previous attempts failing after a few summits. The successful climb the ridge (but not the summit of Nanga Parbat) was done by Doug Chabot and Steve Swenson during Steve House’s Pakistan gathering in 2004. Doug Chabot and Steve Swenson failed to summit via the ridge and Steve House and Bruce Miller failed via the Rupal. Someone else would know a lot more though.
Note that that this year's ascent was a team of six, as it included three Sherpas, not just the three sahibs mentioned in a lot of reports.
Vitaliy M. wrote:I did not want to say it, but I will. It makes me sick that they (news articles etc) call the other team members simply as 'Sherpas.' Everyone has a name (and credibility report in most cases), but those individuals are just 'Sherpas.' What the hell? Is 'Sherpas' a different word for 'porters' nowadays? It's like they are sub humans or something. From the article it is a bit confusing to understand if they are team members, or are they used to carry more gear, or what?
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