The team of the MOL – K2
Expedition arrived with 110 porters to K2 Base Camp on Sunday at 10 am local
time. All the seven members are fine. Monday they started to sort things and
settle down to make BC comfortable. Hopefully the information exchange will
upgrade as well (since the have a permanent camp now), so we will be able to
report more often about their activities on the mountain.
I attached the 5 Hungarian’s
picture. It is NOT a Hungarian expedition though! MOL (Hungarian State Oil
Company) has interest in other countries including Romania and Slovakia as
well. So it is sponsored as a united Central-European climbing expedition.
I did not find a better
picture - than I sent already - of the Slovak climber (Jaro DUTCA) and the
Romanian one (Dan BORCEA). But I will get them soon. Cheers, ÁCS, Zoltán
EXPEDITION Lajos Kollár, Hungary – Expedition Leader
organizer-leader of the expedition. He started climbing in 1972 mainly in the
Tatras, The Alps and in the Caucasus. Later he led two Trans-Greenland
Expedition .He organized and led the 2003 Hungarian Gasherbrum I-Ii Expedition
where 9 climbers summated out of the 12 members including 3 women, whom were
the first Hungarian females to step on an 8000er summit
László Mécs, Hungary –
The technical leader of the expedition. He summited Broad Peak (2000) and
Gasherbrum II (2003) He led a Hungarian Everest Expedition in 2001 from the
north. He is a mountain climbing instructor.
Huba Markos, Hungary
He was a member of the 2001 Hungarian Everest Expedition. He is a mountain
climbing- and ski instructor.
Zsolt Erőss, Hungary
He is a Snow Leopard (climbed all 7000 meter peaks in the former Soviet Union)
and the first and only Hungarian summiter of Everest (2002) He also stan on
the top of Gasherbrum II (2003) and climbed a new route to Gasherbrum I, but
turned back 100 meters from the summit (2003).
Csollány, Hungary She is one of the first three Hungarian women who scaled an
8000 meter mountain (2003 Gasherbrum II)
Dan Borcea, Romania: Two times winner of the Romanian climbing championship.
He climbed in the Caucasus and in Turkey. He did a solo alpine style climb of
Korzhenevskoi in the Pamir.
Jaro Dutca, Slovakia
He started climbing in 1974. He summated Mount Everest (1998) and climbed
technical routes in the Trango Towers and the Khumbu Himalaya region.
Update: The team just left
Islamabad today (1st of July) to Skardu.
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