• Short Summary

    ANOTHER ASSAULT ON THE CHALLENGING HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN, THE NANGA PARBAT, WHICH FEATURES AMONG ITS MANY 'CLASSIC' MOUNTAINEERING HAZARDS.

  • Description

    ANOTHER ASSAULT ON THE CHALLENGING HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN, THE NANGA PARBAT, WHICH FEATURES AMONG ITS MANY 'CLASSIC' MOUNTAINEERING HAZARDS. A SHEER DROP OF 15,000 FEET (4,500 METRES). RECENTLY AN 8 MAN GERMAN TEAM OF EXPERIENCED ALPINISTS HAS BEEN MAKING FINAL PREPARATIONS IN MUNICH. ON SUNDAY (19TH JANUARY) THEY SENT OFF 4 1/2 TONS OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT BY TRAIN TO GENOA, FROM WHERE IT WILL BE SENT BY SHIP TO KARACHI. MEMBERS OF THE EXPEDITION FOLLOW ON 31ST JANUARY.

    THE EXPEDITION, SPONSORED BY THE GERMAN INSTITUTE FOR OVERSEAS EXPLORATION, IS LED BY DR. HERRLIGKOFER. ON THEIR TRIP TO THE HIMALAYAS THEY WILL BE TRYING OUT ULTRA COLD WEATHER EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING, TO BE USED BY THE INSTITUTE'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION NEXT WINTER. ON THE NANGA PARBAT THEY WILL EXPERIENCE TEMPERATURES OF MINUS 40 DEGREES CENTIGRADE.

    FROM KARACHI, THE EXPEDITION FLIES TO GILGIT WHERE THEY HOPE TO ARRIVE ON 17TH FEBRUARY. FROM THERE THEY WILL TRAVEL BY JEEP AND FINALLY ON FOOT, TO THEIR MAIN CAMP 12,000 FEET (3,600 METRES) HIGH IN THE ROPAL VALLEY. FROM THERE THEY WILL MAKE THE ASSAULT ON THE SUMMIT -- 26,000 FEET (8,229 METRES) HIGH -- BY WAY OF THREE MORE TEMPORARY CAMPS. THEY HOPE TO BE FINISHED AND BACK IN MUNICH IN EARLY MARCH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CADFX53VSEEYFQ2Y3SWQMTU9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CADFX53VSEEYFQ2Y3SWQMTU9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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