News: We actually planned today 17th July;
go up to the Camp I. But unfortunately it has begun again to snow since
yesterday night. Right now all the K2 climbers are in Base camp and waiting
for good weather. We hope that could move further up to higher camp on Monday.
Today we arrived in K2 Base Camp.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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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