This is a major first for Yannick GRAZIANI this year: climbing for the first time the huge Diamir slope (8 126 m)!
Just like last year, Barbier Group is supporting Yannick in this new expedition.
Yannick GRAZIANI plans to climb the Nanga Parbat since 2007. On June 20, 2016, after 4 weeks of acclimatization, he will meet at the base camp of Nanga Parbat, with the other 3 members of his team in order to start the ascent of more than 8 000 metres mountain. He will climb together with the Catalan Ferran LATORRE, the German Tom SEIDENSTICKER and the French Helias MILERIOUX.
Even 27 years after he’s very first Mont Blanc climb and after many other scaling in the Alps, South America, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan etc., the Nanga Parbat remains a major challenge for Yannick GRAZIANI.
Nanga Parbat is one of the eight-thousanders most difficult peaks to climb; it is also called Diamir (“the huge mountain”) or the “blue mountain”. It is the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8,126 metres above sea level, in the Himalayas. We noticed 186 successful climbs for Nanga Parbat.
Yannick and his team will leave the base camp in late June (depending on weather) to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat (8126 m).
Don’t hesitate to follow Yannick’s expedition (before, during and after his climb) on his website or on the www.barbiergroup.com News page. Photos and news of the climb are regularly posted.