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Asia, Pakistan, Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat. Our Catalan expedition was composed of Jordi Bosch, Pep Permañé, Ramón Estiu, Xavier Robiró, Iñaki Garijo and me as leader. We climbed the Kinshofer route on the Diamir flank. We established Base Camp and Camps I, II, III and IV at 4200, 5000, 6200, 6900 and 7400 meters on July 7, 11, 15, 22 and 29. On July 30, Permañé and Estiu reached the summit after a climb of 12 hours. The principal difficulties were 200 meters of rock in the Kinshofer wall and the summit couloirs, where there was much ice. The weather was poor during most of the expedition..

Joaquim Bover, Girona, Spain