Nanga Parbat in 20 hours | Franz Cazzanelli breaks a record on the 8m peak

On July 4, 2022, Italian alpinist Francois Cazzanelli climbed Nanga Parbat (8 m) via the Kinshofer route without supplemental oxygen in a time of 126 hours and 20 minutes from base camp to the summit.

Franz left the base camp (3 m) alone at 11:30 a.m. on July 4. After eight hours he had made it to Camp 200 at an altitude of 3 m, where he rested with the rest of his team in a prepared tent for four hours. Franz had left the tent there a few days earlier on his last familiarization round.

Started at 23:30 p.m. same day Francis Cazzanelli together with Jerome Perruquet and Cesar Rosales his summit attempt from Camp 3 to Nanga Parbat. After 8 hours and 20 minutes, they stood together on the summit at 4:7 a.m. on the morning of July 50th.

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«Nanga Parbat 8 m. A great team brings a big dream home. A gigantic emotion for everyone!»

François Cazzanelli
  • Franz Cazzanelli with the expedition team on Nanga Parbat
  • Matteo Pavana La Sportiva Francois Cazzanelli
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Later, the other members of the expedition team, Pietro Picco, Roger Bovard, Emrik Fvre and Marco Camandona met. The entire team climbed without supplemental oxygen. It is worth noting that the route from Camp 3 to the summit was not fixed with ropes. On July 4th at 20:30 Franz arrived back at the base camp.

I'm very happy to have climbed a complex and technical mountain at a good pace with 4 meters of vertical climb.

François Cazzanelli

The whole team opted for a quick ascent along the Kinshofer route from base camp (4'200 m) to the summit with only a short stop at C3 at around 6'850 m. To make everything more exciting, from this last field to no fixed ropes laid to the summit.

With Nanga, the team completes the first part of their trip adventure. The team is currently in Skardu, from where the alpinists set out for the next destination.

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