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 G2 2005: The first Baltic States Karakorum expedition – G2: Camp 1 and moving up!


 

Update 7/11/2005: Baltic States expedition G2  July 10 moved from the BC to Camp 1 . They started at 2 o'clock in the morning and at 7 they were in Camp 1. Tomorrow team is planning to establish Camp 2. This information  was told to me by satellite phone from Saulius Vilius - expedition  leader.

Updates

Background: The expedition members arriving to Islamabad at June 5. There are some changes in the team. Previously Latvians and now some Lithuanians couldn't find the money and are not going to Pakistan but the rest of the team decided to continue.

 

The final number of the members – 5.:

 Saulius Vilius  - the leader (Lithuania), Darius Paulauskas

(Lithuania), Alar Sikk (Estonia), Tarmo Riga (Estonia) and doctor

Priit Melnik (Estonia). Last week team had a meeting in Tallinn (except Darius Paulauskas who at the moment is working in Paris) and discussed last details of expedition. Now they will meet only in Islamabad, because Saulius Vilius is leaving from Vilnius, Estonians from Tallinn and Darius Paulauskas from Paris.

 

Background: This summer alpinists from Lithuania and Estonia together will go for Gasherbrum II. Climbers from these countries are planning common expedition in the Karakorum Range for the first time since the re-establishment of the independence.

Team is arriving to Islamabad 5 June. The expedition is led by Everest summiteers Saulius Vilius from Lithuania. He also organized Lithuanian expedition to Shishapangma last year. The other members are: Eugenijus Simanauskas (Lithuania), Ramunas Alisauskas (Lithuania), Arturas Bazys (Lithuania), Darius Milasius (Lithuania), Alar Sikk (Estonia), Tarmo Riga (Estonia), Dr. Priit Melnik (Estonia).

Team is planning to climb to G2 by classical route.

 

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