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  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Nanga Back in

    action: Tomek and Eli pitches camp-2 before returning to the Base

  • Tomek Mackiewicz and Elizabeth Rivol the stubborn duo is back in Diamir to scale the ninth highest and arguably one of the most difficult 8000ers. Nanga was successfully scaled in winters for the first time in 2016 by Alex Txikon, Simone Moro and Ali Sadpara when Tomek and Rivol had already failed after repeated attempts from Messner 2000 route.

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Giants gear up

    to take down the mighty K2 in frigid winters: News Updates

  • Winter Alpinism is back in full swing as two of the most difficult Pakistani 8000ers are under attack yet again. Two strong international expeditions are currently at the Base Camps of Nanga Parbat and K2 and gearing up to pitch their attempts to the top.

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018

    'Rise of the

    Abbasids' Historical account of the State of Bahawalpur Part-1

  • The erstwhile state of Bahawalpur is the expanse of plains and desert, bounded by Sutlej, Chenab and Indus rivers towards the north and the west. The territory enclosed the Cholistan desert spread over 27,000 square kilometers.

  • Monday, January 22, 2018

    Bad Times to

    be at the top: Tomek and Eli nearing Nanga Summit amid conflicting reports

  • Lack of resources is one of the crucial constraints that the duo might be facing during their dangerous summit push for the Nanga winter summit. They have been atop the Messner-2000 route and have reportedly pushed Camp-3 a little further up to facilitate a quick charge to the summit whenever possible.

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    Tomek and Eli

    waiting patiently in Camp-2 on Nanga: News Update

  • Meanwhile, situation on Nanga continues to be critical as the duo refuses to climb down from high camp even in wake of bad weather predictions. Earlier, they retreated from Camp-3 somewhere close to 7000m and returned to Camp-2 due to high wind and physical fatigue. It appears as if the team wants to wait out the blizzard in camp-2 and utilize the post blizzard calm to pitch a summit push in the early hours of 25th. This strategy can only work if there are clear skies with low wind and perfect weather.

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    Polish Camp falls

    sick as Denis solos his way up on K2: News Update

  • Denis Urubko seems to have taken the lead in pitching high camps and fixing ropes on K2 all by himself while the rest of the team has avoided real action on the Savage Mountain.

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Nanga final Summit

    push expected tonight: News Update

  • Utilizing favorable weather window, Tomek and Eli have climbed back in camp-3 at 7300m and they are likely to push for the summit tonight. There are no weather updates from the high camp with only just one message relayed by Tomek from Camp-3.

  • Friday, January 26, 2018

    Helicopter Rescue on

    the way as Polish and French Embassies spearhead the SAR Operations

  • Elizabeth Revol’s family received a desperate Satellite phone message calling for heli rescue and financial help as they did not have security deposit for the Helicopter.

  • Friday, January 26, 2018

    Warning bells on

    Nanga: No news from Tomek and Eli for more than 24 hours

  • Time is running out fast for Tomek Mackiewicz and Elizabeth Revol, the two climbers who launched the dreaded summit push last night on Nanga Parbat.

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018

    One last pitch

    to save Eli before the Search will be called off-News Update

  • Pakistan Army Aviation helicopters have already reached Diamir and are now contemplating the first and final pitch to latch-up Elizabeth from Camp-3 on Kinshofer. According to reliable sources, this will be the final attempt to save Eli before the search will be called off in wake of rapidly deteriorating weather conditions at Diamir.

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018

    Only a Miracle

    can save Tomek-Rescue Operation to commence in full swing

  • In a few hours, Pakistan Army Aviation helis will take off from Skardu to pick four Polish climbers from K2 Base Camp ferrying them to Diamir side of Nanga Parbat. Helis were not dispatched on Friday despite the approval from the concerned government sections citing nightfall and darkness.

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018

    A Miracle is

    unfolding-strong hope for Eli and Tomek as the Rescue team makes rapid progress: News Update

  • Dropped at 5000m at 4.50pm PST at Camp-1 on the Kinshofer, Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko have moved with lightning speed to get on top of Kinshofer wall to reach 5900m. This feat has been accomplished with no fixed ropes possibly making use of the hard blue ice axing their way up.

  • Monday, January 29, 2018

    My friend Tomek

    Mackiewicz

  • What a view he must be having. Waiting for his sure death. Tucked in a snow cave at 7200m-just underneath the summit dome. He must be smiling up at ‘her’ and looking down at us with a smooth calm and unwavering peace.

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Nanga Parbat lives

    up to its reputation as “The Killer Mountain” claiming three lives in the season

  • Tomek Mackiewicz is the third climber in the season who has been presumed "dead and missing" on Nanga Parbat in attempts to reach the top of the Killer Mountain. Nanga is the ninth highest and one of the deadliest mountains in the world after Ananpurna and K2 and it has lived up to its notorious reputation this year.