2012 was primarily the year of the Nanga Parbat Mazeno ridge expedition. From the invitation from Sandy Allan to join the team, back in January, to the expedition itself in June/July with all the uncertainty and the final success of Sandy Allan and Rick Allen standing on the summit, to all the media articles that followed in the second half of the year, 2012 was all about a new route on the world’s 9th highest peak.

The most comprehensive articles to be published to date are in Vertical (Edition 38, Nov/Dec12), written by myself, and available in English, German, French or Italian, and in Desnivel (No. 317, Dic12), written by myself and Rick Allen, in Spanish.

My primary sponsor, MoraBanc, kindly produced the following video about the ascent, using photos and video footage taken by the team on the mountain. Thanks to them for all their support.