Route Diama 2008
The picture right illustrates our planned ascent.
We want to climb Nanga Parbat via the north-west face (west face of Diamir). The route starts from the base-camp (BC) of the Kinshofer route at 4250m. We will have to surmount a tricky passage through the serac zone at the start of the Diama glacier. Then we will follow the glacier up to 6050m where we will set up our advanced base camp (ABC). In addition to the serac passage we will also have to cover a distance of almost 7km to reach ABC. Therefore we will establish a depot camp at approximately 5700m. High-altitude porters will support us with the supply of ABC (similar as in previous expeditions). Since we will be spending a lot of time in ABC it will be fully equipped: large tents for the climbers, a kitchen tent and a cook will be based there.
From ABC we will ascend the north-west face up to the Bassin plateau at 7500m. We have planned two high camps. High camp 2 will be the starting point of our summit attempt. We want to follow Buhl’s route from 1953 along the north ridge in order to gain the summit at 8125m.
The Map is based on Data from the "German Himalaya-Expedition 1934". Scale: 1:50000, Austrian Alpine Club.
This is the best Map available but not very accurate.