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  Peter Guggemos K2 2005: The Quest for K2 Nice picture show


Update: Today we arrived in K2 Base Camp.

We started on 10th July at 5:00 morning from Gore II to Concordia; there I met my old friend Amin, we approached further on from Concordia to Base camp. Our first stop in Broad Peak Base camp, I met Mario Merelli, Denis Urubko, and other Italians who I know them and Viktor Kozlov from Russia Expedition. As well Viktor Kozlov is planning a Film project next year in Karakorum. At upper Base camp of Broad Peak I met Pheda, our Pakistani Cook who was with us in 2003. He was happy to see we each other also he introduce me his friend and wants to visit me at K2 Base camp.

At finally reach K2 Base Camp there met our group. From our group except Laison Officer and cook all of climbers are on mountain. Most of climbers are already gone up to the Mountain. It seems that would be better weather for 1 or 2 days, so they went up to fixed further towards the top wrestled. Some of Climbers are climbing on Abruzzi Route and some of are Cession route. Tomorrow we will make a rest day in Base Camp. On 12th July we will try to climb up camp I. Lets see how will be weather Condition! Peter

Earlier Update: Today we have approached from Jolla direction Paiju 3,785 ms, past by Uli Biaho towers always along the river to Paiju. Weather is quite overcast; actually it is good for walking- not too hot and not too cold. As arrived in Paiju, on the first lie down and put into the view of those gigantic mountains range. Now we are here in Karokorum so as well as the cathedrals, Trango tower (nameless tower) around the rear ranks Paiyu.

The snow lies covers this year relative further after below, everywhere snow covered. We will see how it looks further above on the glacier. 

Here in Paiju being preparing for cooking and the meal for the next couples of day. The porters are keeping very busy by early in the morning until evenings with bread backing and meat roast. 

We will start our approach tomorrow early morning direction Urdukas 4,240 m. to the next camp. From this camp we are going to get the first views of the impressive Baltoro Glacier.

Best regards, Peter Guggemos

Updates

Peter Guggemos heads back to K2 in 2005! Peter is a very succesful climber in the Alps, Karakorum and Himalaja and vetern expedition leader. Some of the 8000 meters peaks he climbed in the last few years, Cho-Oyu 8201 meters, Shisapangma 8021 meters, Broad Peak 8047 meters, Gasherbrum II 8035 meters, Hidden Peak I 8068 meters, and Nanga Parbat 8125 meters. There was 13 summits of Makalu on his expedition in 2004. After Makalu Peter headed over to K2. Bellow is some of his pictures from K2 2004 picture show.

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