The South African team are en route for Trango Basecamp!!
You can follow the teams progress on their Facebook Page and their blog.
The team members are:
- Alard Hufner
- Douard Le Roux
- Robert Powell
- Shelley Hufner
- Adam Liebenberg
- Voytek Modrewski
- Neil Grimmer
Their main objective: is to ascend the Nameless Tower AKA Trango Tower. Commonly regarded as one of the most difficult towers in the world.
Technical climbing finishing at 6230 meters / 20439 feet above sea level.
Secondary Objectives: New routing in the Trango and surrounding ranges. With different skill sets amongst the team, they will be looking to do first ascents involving ice climbing, mountaineering and rock climbing. Once at base camp, they will assess the availability of unclimbed peaks in the area, the team are very excited about making a first ascent on a new line in the area.
On the 21st of August 2005, a South African team, composed of Peter Lazarus, Marianne Pretorius, James Pitman and Andreas Kiefer, climbed to the summit via the Slovenian route. Marianne was the third woman to reach the summit.
See the report on the 2005 expedition –> South Africans take Trango Tower
See more info on the teams website: trango2012.com