Climbers on Broad Peak report to EverestNews.com that a climber has broken his
leg on Broad Peak. The good news is that several climbers are helping! The
climber is expected to arrive at camp 2 soon (this was 8am in America) and is
expected to be ok. Other climbers were waiting in Camp to help with the hurt
climber who fell while on the fixed ropes... Two other climbers were still
high on the mountain trying to come down. No one has summited Broad Peak this
year yet (we don't count fore summits).
weather report indicates the next 2 days (Sat/Sun) may be hard due to bad
weather especially in afternoons/evenings. Cloud formation will be frequent
with low visibility, blowing snow especially over G2/K2, Upper winds are
likely to increase from Saturday.
The local name of Broad
peak is Faichan Kangri. The height of main peak is 8047 meters/26,401ft.
It is called Broad Peak because of its breadth at the top.
Broad Peak is one of the 8000 meters
peaks which towers above the Concordia at the heart of the Karakorum
range. It lies on the Pakistan/China frontier between K2 and the
Gasherbrum peaks and was first climbed by four Austrians in 1957,
including Kurt Diemberger and Herman Buhl.
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