The entirety of South Tyrol was with her in spirit during her 2015 expedition to Nanga Parbat. The plan was to make a winter ascent. Once again, Tamara Lunger was poised to brake a record. Her intention was to conquer the mightiest giants in the Himalayas, a mountain so big that Europe's highest mountain, Mont Blanc, would fit inside 40 times over.
The amount of work involved in embarking on expeditions to the realm of 8,000 m peaks is staggering: 50 hours to get there then 60 days for acclimatisation, climbing to the various base camps, waiting for favourable weather, living in tents in cramped conditions, monotony, cold, and the risk of falling when going to the open-air toilets. But at the same time, such a journey is also about being immersed in another world, being free from the constraints of everyday life; coming closer to oneself than almost anywhere else, and finding peace.