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RAKAPOSHI DReam
the attempt to one of the most beautiful and difficult mountain on earth


RAKAPOSHI NW Spur is one of the greatest challenges for the contemporary mountaineering. With its 4000 m drop and 7 km of probable development, it is for climbers one of the most impressive structures that can be climbed on great mountains on Earth. Indeed, NW Spur, from the orographic point of view, keeps an absolute records; it is, being a spur, that is a mountain structure with a distinguished and coherent shape from the base to the top [differently from the ridge that can have intermediate summits], the "longest spur of the world".

So imposing that few climbers have tried to climb its difficult flanks.

In 1987 an expedition guided from the expert German mountaineer Hubert Bleicher, first climber on two other colossus of Hunza Valley, Shispare (7611 m) and Batura I (7795 m), was arrested in front of what was defined by friends "an unbelievable challenge", one incredible [or inconceivable?] challenge.

In 2001 a French expedition with young protagonists of the French mountaineering, Manu Pellisser and Manu Guy, did not go very far black cliffs that leaded to suspended glaciers of the spur.

Bad weather and objective difficulties of the spur, not easy to conciliate with the alpine and light style of modern expeditions, were between the primary causes of the failure.

RAKAPOSHI - Sperone N e Sperone NW

To make a dream come true, and to make it a project, you must demonstrate its realizability, in spite of the objective difficulties, the immeasurable incognito and the history already written.

For five years we have collected material for giving foundation to our possibility of climb the mountain. Possibility that is based on the hypothesis to penetrate on the unexplored Masot glacier and to directly tackle the spur on ice and snow.

Immagine satellitare del versante Nord del Rakaposhi con la nostra ipotesi di esplorazione

A satellite image illustrates our hypothesis, confirmed in the picture taken by the explorer Leo Klimmer, the German mountaineer who just underneath the summit of Sani Pokush, peak of nearly 7000 m in the Batura massif, took one of the most powerful picture ever done on mountains of the world: the RAKAPOSHI NORTH FACE in its unquestionable power and symmetry >>>

The photo of Leo has confirmed our hypothesis and it has allowed to trace the possible climbing route.

RAKAPOSHI - La nostra ipotesi di salita allo Sperone NW

Here underneath the face seen frontally, from the Karakorum Highway.

RAKAPOSHI - La nostra ipotesi di salita allo Sperone NW

But who are the climbers who stepped outside the dream in order make it become an hypothesis of true? A project. Not only an mountaineering plan, but also artistic, a Work of the Muses [so we translate our ArtVideoMix productions] that would leave a mark on the mountain, but also on the skin of those who receive the emotions through artistic communication?

Who are MOUNTAINEERS & ARTISTS engaged in this multidisciplinary exploration? >>>

RAKAPOSHI 7788 m - KARAKORAM - PAKISTAN

>>> Musical Introduction FLASH + F11 <<<

© DREAM CREDITS
Leo Klimmer, Manfred Schäfer
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MONTAGNE D'ISLAM - Vertical Rock - N° 20 janv./fév. 2002

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