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  Broad Peak High Drama 2005


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).

The Pakistani 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.

Broad Peak Picture Show from the past

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.

Swiss Broad Peak Expedition 2003 led by Jean Troillet

 

Jasmine Tours K2/Broad Peak Expedition 2003

Broad Peak 2002

Broad Peak History

Great Pictures from Broad Peak Summits
Broad Peak 2001 Expeditions and News

Broad Peak 2000 Expeditions and News

 

 

 

 

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