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Asia, Pakistan, Nanga Parbat, Winter Attempt

Nanga Parbat, Winter Attempt. A Polish expedition attempting Nanga Parbat (8125 m) in winter via the Diamir Face returned after being evacuated from the Base Camp. Two of the climbers, Zbigniew Trzmiel, 33, and Krzysztof Pankiewicz, 45, suffered from frost bite on their summit bid on February 11 when they were 250 meters below the summit. It was the first helicopter rescue on the 3900-meter Nanga Parbat Base Camp on the Diamir side. The pilot had problems landing. Other members were Jacek Fluder, Bogdan Jankowski, Zbigniew Kroskiewicz, Maciej Pawlikowski, Ryszard Pawlowski, Bogdan Stefko and Jaroslaw Zurawski. Liaison officer was Rehmatullah Baig.

Asem Mustafa Awan, The Nation, Pakistan