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  Christian Rottenegger and Andreas Seiler G2 2005 update


7/23: Unfortunately weather was very bad last Saturday and Sunday (16. and 17.7.): A lot of new snow and very high risk of avalanches. Christian, Andi and some other climbers remained at camp 1 and waited for better weather and conditions. But finally they decided, that the risk is to high to continue the expedition. Although some other climbers startet towards the summit on Monday. Three of them, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and two Italians, reached the summit on Thursday.

7/15: 16 climbers started on Saturday: Christian, Andi, 4 Italian guys and 10 members of the Austrian/Swiss group. They want to reach summit on Tuesday. Perhaps they are back to basecamp on Wednesday.

7/13: Since yesterday weather at Gasherbrum II is bad again (after 2 days sun). New snow destroys the ski-track to camp 2. Nobody has been at camp 3 so far. Our expedition group (8 Italian and 2 German) has to be ready next week on Thursday and so time is scarce. 3 members of our expedition group want to start to summit tomorrow, the next 3 person want to start on Friday an the remaining climbers on Saturday. The German members are Christian Rottenegger and Andreas Seiler.

7/14 Yesterday weather was very very bad (0,5 meter new snow). They want to start on Saturday (hope the winds are not to heavy).

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