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Update: JUNE 29, 2005 We are
safely back in the BC. Radek's text message via the sat phone from 4200m at
Update: June 28, 2005: "We
are safely back at C4. Before noon, I stood atop Nanga Parbat. Meeska* turned
250m below the summit -- a hard but right decision. We both would welcome a
foot massage, ref.:IMMEDIATELY!" * Petr Masek
Update: Good morning
On Monday, June 27, Radek
Jaros and Petr Masek of the HI-TEC V-LITE Nanga Parbat-K2 Czech Expedition,
who have been alone on the slope, ahead of other expeditions on Nanga Parbat,
built C4 at 7300 meters and ready to push for the summit. They would need a
day and a half of fair weather for their summit bid.
On a less positive note:
while the guys were at C3, members of another expedition slept ... without
even asking ... in their tent at C2. Used and took away two their gas bombs...
When they retreated to C2, members of the Swiss expedition did not even bother
to built their own tent and used theirs... without asking... Sometimes, fair
play is in a real short supply!
Update: They retreated to C2 and want to try C3 and C4 from tomorrow (aware
of the heads-up that the weather should worsen since the end-month). They say
that clouds are all around Nanga but it has been completely clear above it for
two days now.
There is still deep, only partly settled snow, between C2 and C3, and a lot
of unsettled snow on the traverse above C3 (Diamir face). The lope shows signs
of many major avalanches that have fallen over the past few days and keep
falling, so the snow is getting loose or settles down.
Earlier Update: Good morning, EverestNews.com:
A brief update on the HI-TEC V-LITE
Nanga Parbat-K2 Expedition : Faced with the weather forecast predicting a
change in the weather several days from now, Radek Jaros and Petr Masek
changed their plans of yesterday and instead of returning to the BC they are
trying to push forward and reach C4. There is enormous amount of snow on the
traverse, still unsettled, so they may not succeed (in a party of just two).
And it certainly it is pretty dangerous. They are in our thoughts.
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