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  Dutch Gasherbrum I and II Expedition: Summits


Frits: Hidden Peak in the background

Hello EverestNews!

This is Dutch Gasherbrum I and II Base Camp Holland with an update on the expedition’s progress.

Frits and Court are currently in Camp 3 at 6900 metres, taking some rest. Their plan is to continue to Camp 4 later this morning, and have a short night there. Their summit bid on Gasherbrum II would then start at midnight local time, so on Wednesday morning July 12. The HAP that was accompanying them has fallen a bit ill, and will probably not continue to C4.

There is some wind higher up the mountain. They are aware of the bad weather coming in and maxing out on Thursday and Friday, so they are not sure it is still safe to summit. They’ll just have to stick their nose in it and find out!

Kind regards, Roze Janssen Base Camp Holland 

Dutch Gasherbrum I and II Expedition

Dutchmen Court Haegens and Everest summitteer Frits Vrijlandt are attempting to do a Karakoram double-header this summer. They intend to climb Gasherbrum 2 with the assistance of two High Altitude Porters, and, if conditions allow it, Hidden Peak in alpine style. Frits is also leader of an international group of climbers, that are all attempting one or two of the Gasherbrums this season. Their first success was accomplished earlier this week, when Argentinian team members Dario Bracali and Juan Pablo Terrado summited Gasherbrum @ on the 50th anniversary of the first ascent, on July 7th.

Updates as soon as I get them from the mountain!

Court is below

 

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