Record attempt at Nanga Parbat
Her path leads her to the peak of a lifetime: Nanga Parbat. It's 2016 when Tamara and three other mountaineers dare to attempt the first ever winter climb of this legendary eight-thousander. At the time she's barely 30 years old. With her mountaineering partner Simone Moro and two other climbers, she sets out from base camp, headed for the peak. She has her eyes locked on the prize. It would be a record, she'd be making history.
Body vs mind: Tamara struggles against her own body
Even at the beginning of the climb, her body registers an usually strong reaction. There was little time to acclimate for this winter climb, Tamara suffers from bouts of nausea and weakness. Still she pushes on, meter for meter. Until she can push no more. The peak is there, 70 meters away. She can see it, nearly reach out and touch it. The first woman to climb Nanga Parbat in winter. But her body rebels. Will she allow this chance to slip away, this record?
To prevail or to fail? The moment of truth
It's right here, just 70 meters from her greatest goal, where Tamara Lunger is faced with a gruelling decision. Check out our People Story to find out which path Tamara chooses.