Dear EverestNews.com, on Saturday (day of the
Broad Peak first climb) we had our official kickoff in a festival with many
climbers of Broad Peak (Wintersteller and Diemberger, Doug Scott, Simone Moro,
Siegi and Gaby Hupfauer, Viki Goselj, Janusz Majer and ......).
We got some money for my families
help-project for the earthquake victims in Pakistan. Big thanks to the
organizers of the festival, the children of Markus Schmuck (who died 1,5 years
ago) and Fritz Wintersteller.
We are the Austrian International OeAV Broad
Peak Golden Jubilee and K2 Expedition 2007. OeAV is the short form of the
Austrian Alpine Club . Also the first climb of the Broad Peak had been a OeAV
expedition.We are very happy about the information from our agent Mr. Asghar
Ali Porik that our cargo already arrived in Islamabad. He stored 58 pieces for
On Sunday 17. June we will leave. If all
works well we will reach BC of Broad Peak latest on 27. June.
We are 22 climbers, together we have
already climbed 21 8000m-summits. We are from 7 nations (Austria, Germany,
Switzerland, Canada, USA, Mexico and Ecuador). Nearly all climbers are good
friends of mine. They climbed with me already in the big mountains or shared
the same goals.
We want to climb together 2 mountains, first
Broad Peak, then K2. After Broad Peak some of us will leave the BC to walk
home. 9 of us (Me, Günther Unterberger, brothers Hans and Georg Wenzl, Ronald
Newerkla, Kilian Volken, Louis Rousseau, Ken Hill and Pepe Jijon) will go up
to the BC of K2 to attempt the mountains, after a well acclimatisation on BP,
in a fast and light .....
We hope that weather and health will be good
Next news will be from Pakistan.
pic 1353: With my very good friend Hans Goger,
with whom I did climb on the slopes of Mount Everest.
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