Dave called in... heads up. The Broad push is on Today, We
are leaving at 7.30 in the morning, including my team with Chuck and ....
Other are going too.
We will go direct to camp 2 at 6000 meters, stay the night
Torr we will go to camp 3 at 7000 meters at about midnight
we will leave for thee summit. We are shooting for the Main Summit here, and I
will be carrying Skis all the way...
We will call back and let you know more, take care.
Earlier: Chuck and Dave have camp 3 installed and are ready to go,
assuming the weather breaks next week, look for summits....
Earlier: Reports are slow to come from Dave and Chuck as they make
there way to K2.... (the action will come soon enough ....)
We started out counting the 25 kg loads and marking them for
the porters. Dave and I went to the Internet cafe and worked all morning with
the owner to refine the sat phone and laptop configuration. We returned to the
hotel and started packing the jeeps for tomorrow’s departure to Askole, then
the trek to base camp. Andy's missing bag was found, and it will be delivered
tomorrow! What a huge relief!
We packed up the Jeeps - notice that we have everyone in the K2 team
T-shirts. These guys love them, and they have worn them everyday since
receiving them. We all look pretty cool walking down the street.
Sayeed rounded up some Jeeps - notice the one we tricked out with a Ski
Sundown sticker and a ski as a running board - then headed up to Sadpora lake.
We followed the road up to above 13,000' and had box lunches, provided by
Sayeed and the hotel, at the entrance to the national park. On the way down,
we stopped back at the lake and took a boat ride to a small island where we
did some bouldering. There is a huge hydro-electric dam and five turbine
plants being built. I have not seen a project on this grand a scale in a
while. Eventually, the water level in the lake will rise and cover the island.
We were possibly the last humans to set foot on this spot.
Earlier: The K2 NW ridge Kazakhstan
expedition is on! Chuck Boyd leads the expedition that includes among
others 2 time Everest Summiter Dave Watson. The news: Dave and Chuck are
in an Internet cafe in Skardu right now. Tomorrow morning they head off to
Askole and the trip to base camp..
More on Chuck: Chuck is expedition leader and veteran of 2
Karakoram expeditions including the frist ascent of Shipton Spire via the
Baltese Falcon. Chuck is a certifed guide AMGA and an owner of a guide
Much more on these climbers soon...
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