41 years, Australia
Mike Horn has abandoned on Nanga Parbat.
The South African adventurer had been taking a break from his Pole2Pole project, a circumnavigation of the world via the polar regions, to climb Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. He arrived at Base Camp in early June, but for almost two weeks, southwest winds hammered the upper slopes, bringing in a great deal of snow and significantly increasing the risk of avalanches.
Horn reported that his expedition team could safely climb to approximately 6,000m, but no higher. The weather forecast continued looked bleak, so late last week, they removed their equipment deposits and returned to Islamabad.
Photo credit: Mike Horn
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