Simone Moro, a 46-year-old Italian climber, is working his way up Pakistan's Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest mountain in the world. Though he's already been pushed back to his base camp by snow, his dispatches show that he's optimistic about completing the first winter ascent. Aside from temperatures that can plunge to nearly 60 degrees below zero, the expedition comes with an added element of danger: In June 2013, 11 climbers were murdered by local Taliban soldiers. In an interview with 'The Guardian,' Moro gives his attempt a 10 to 15 percent chance of success. On Nanga Parbat, that's pretty solid.
Credit: Yasir Nisar / Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
The New NFL
Andrew Luck and the Super-Athletes Making Football Faster, Meaner, and More Fun
Plus: A New Approach to Heart Health
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Americans Kidnapped Abroad: The Forgotten Hostage Crisis
The Last Word: Pierce Brosnan
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.