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  Expedice HI-TEC V-LITE Nanga Parbat - K2 2005: SUMMIT and now comes K2!


Copyright© Billy Pierson: Murph goes to K2: The best K2 video on the planet: VHS or DVD

Update: Radek and Petr were on the way to Skardu. They will have to make a decision when to continue -- their bodies long for a few days of a good rest at Skardu. On the other hand,  it will is still take them good 7-8 days from Skardu to the K2 BC (well known walk to them, made it twice in the past).

Photo (c) 1998 - 2004 www.radekjaros.cz - Diamirska stena Nanga Parbatu - 24.6.

Photo courtesy of Radek Jaros

a description of what we see on the photo from Kinshofer Wall: Radek writes: "Kinshoffer Wall on June 24, when we climbed it for the third time. Even in this beautiful weather we face snow falling from above. When we climbed it last time, we were alone, there were no fixed ropes on the wall and a thunder storm was raging all around. Since then, other expeditions secured the wall with fixed ropes."

Radek Jaros and Petr "Miska" Masek climbed the Kinshofer Wall on June 2 and established C2 above it. next time they climbed it on June 11 with the intention to continue and to set C3, but the thunder storm forced them down from C2 again. In the following days, a much needed rest after a rescue operation on the mountain and bad weather kept them down. They launched their summit bid on June 24. Radek reached the summit on June 28, after a 9-hour climb from C4. Petr decided to turn back just 250m below the summit.

Currently, Radek and Petr are resting at Skardu before they set to walk to Concordia and attempt K2. Both have been to K2 twice before. In 2001 they climbed the SSE/Scott/Cesen Ridge and reached the 8000m, but a storm forced them down. In 2003, as a trion with Martin Minarik, they attempted a double-header Broad Peak and K2. They reached the summit of Broad Peak on July 18, 2003, all the three reached the summit of Broad peak and moved to K2. Unlike in 2001, their plan was to climb Abruzzi. Their collaboration with the Kazakh Nanga-Broad Peak-K2 expedition and all their attempts failed due to bad weather. No one summited K2 in the 2003 season. 

Updates

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