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What decisions can turn a shocking circumstance into a successful team story?


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June 22, 2013. On the west face of Nanga Parbat, ten mountaineers from different countries are dying under gunfire, in Base Camp. Pakistani military evacuates more than 40 climbers from the mountain.

On the opposite side, a five-person Romanian team is working hard to equip the climb. When the dreadful news hits, they need to make a decision – and fast. Give it up? Or carry on?

Spanning several months in 2013, Zsolt Török, Teofil Vlad, Marius Gane, Aurel Sălăşan and Bruno Adamcsek had to make dozens of decisions to accomplish their mission: to ascend the summit of Nanga Parbat, one of the world’s most difficult 8,000-meter mountains.

  • How did they choose the objective and the team?
  • On what basis did they make decisions?
  • How did they work under pressure?
  • How did they distribute tasks?
  • How did they deal with danger?
  • Why communication was crucial?

SUMMITEERS, a program for teams based on true stories, digged into the facts and built a case-study. Small teams and leaders with value-driven actions – in business, NGO-s, sports, public services and politics – are invited to learn the story and get inspiration from the Romanian team who summited Nanga Parbat (8,126m) in July 2013.

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