Some fresh news from Lattaboo!
JFA team going up!
Today Tomek and Pawel went up again - they are in C1 at present. The weather seems to be favorable until Saturday - lets keep our fingers crossed.
Information below is a translation from Emilio Previtali's status with some small additions.
Simone and David are safe in C1 (so are Tomek and Pawel). I could see them as they reached the camp. We spoke on the radio and they said that it took them only 2,5 hours to reach C1 from BC (it was taking me 9 hours to do the same distance at the beginning [Dziku]. ). Winter mountaineering is not a timed sport, it should not be at least but at the same time it could be a clear indication of your overall state - acclimatisation, wellbeing, etc.
Simone also said that the 2,5 hours they needed to reach C1 is half the time they needed at the beginning of the expedition just few weeks ago.
The morale and spirits are very high - they laugh when we talk. It is understandable and I know exactly how they feel - it is a pure pleasure when you are climbing and your body is like a machine - well maintained and in perfect working condition machine.
Tomek and Pawel are in C1 too - everything is in perfect order even though the summit of Nanga Parbat is still covered with clouds. Both east and west sky is clear and quiet - I hope that the wind will ease down too.