Former AAI Guide Steve House goes through the clothing he wore on his and Vince Anderson's alpine-style first ascent of the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat (26,658') in September, 2005. They were awarded the 2005 Piolet d'Or Award, recognizing the significance of this innovative route climbed in a clean and committed style.
The Rupal Face is arguably one of the most dangerous technical and demanding routes in the world. Steve and Vince were required to go as light as possible while being prepared for extreme temperatures. And though the clothing system presented here may not work for everyone, it is well worth seeing what world class alpinists prefer.