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  Vojvodinean expedition to K-2: News and Updates


Copyright© Billy Pierson

We arrived in Paiyu (3.500 m) and we have beautiful view on Baltoro glacier. Transportation across the Baltoro River valley outlasted 6 hours and passed without excesses but one of mules broke the leg. This pitiable animal will be at supper-table this evening, perhaps. And after that we will drink “Baltoro-deuce” (it means gold-colour water plenty of minerals from the creek which is skipping the dast of ambient).

Pedja says he like it. Withal, it is his birthdyu today and he can what he want. God bless him.

…………………………….. 

JHOLA,11.06.08.

First hiking-day to BC (3140m). It was sunny and dusty.

We haven't any  problems with eider carriers or equipment. Everithing is in order and each thing is on its place.

Our Note-book battery is almost empty.

Best wishes to all.

…………………………………

ASKOLE, 10.06.08.

In 6 jeeps and all of equipment  we arrived to  Askole, the village on the end of the world,

marvelous place encircled by snow-peaks. Today we have had the last bathing for the 50 next days.

From tomorrow we will going across the river-valley and than Baltoro Glacier is waiting for us.

What are expecting from next 10 days? Only several things: 1. That transport to K2 BC prove in acclimation; 2. That we reach it ready for giant challenge; 3. That we enjoy bypass  great peaks which are alignment along our way like for some kind of parade.

………………………………………. 

ISLAMABAD, 06.06.08.

Alter arrival in Islamabad, on +48˚C (in the shadow) we went to Department of Tourism. It was some problems, of course. And we determined them, of course. Ambasy of Pakistan in Belgrade was very helpful, of course.

Tomorrow we will start to Skardu but we don’t know which transport. It is drivers-strike here.

…………………………..

Background and team information below:

Program:

2.6.2008. Day 01 Airort Belgrade, Serbia; Departure
3.6.2008. Day 02

Dubai;

4.6.2008. Day 03 Islamabad, Pakistan;
5.6.2008. Day 04 Islamabad, Pakistan;
6.6.2008. Day 05 Islamabad- Chilas (480 km)
7.6.2008. Day 06 Chilas - Skardu (275 km)
8.6.2008. Day 07 Skardu (2.340 m)
9.6.2008. Day 08 Skardu (2.340 m)
10.6.2008. Day 09 Skardu – Askole (3.050 m) - 96 km.
11.6.2008. Day 10 Transport to Jhola (3.240 m);
12.6.2008. Day 11 Transport to Paiyu (3.368 m);
13.6.2008. Day 12 Acclimation in Paiyu (3.368 m);
14.6.2008. Day 13 Transport to Khuburtze (3.800 m);
15.6.2008. Day 14 Transport to Urdukas (4.011 m);
16.6.2008. Day 15 Transport to Goro II (4.500 m);
17.6.2008. Day 16 Transport to Concordia (4.720 m);
18.6.2008. Day 17 Transport to BC K 2 (5.130 m);
19.6./2.8. Day 18/62 Upsurge to K - 2

C1 – 6.050 m

C 2 – 6.700 m

C 3 – 7.200 m

C 4 – od 7.600 m do 8.000 m;

3.8.2007. Day 63 BC – Goro II;
4.8.2008. Day 64 Goro II – Khuburtze;
5.8.2008. Day 65 Khuburtze – Chobraqk;
6.8.2008. Day 66 Chobraqk – Askole;
7.8.2008. Day 67 Skardu
8.8.2008. Day 68 Skardu

9.8.2008.

Day 69 Skadru
10.8.2008. Day 70 Skadru- Chilas
11.8.2008. Day 71 Chilas - Islamabad
12.8.2008. Day 72 Islamabad;
13.8.2008. Day 73 Islamabad;
14.8.2008. Day 74 Departure from Islamabad (8,30 h)
15.8.2008. Day 75 Dubai (7,30 h) – Belgrade(12,45 h)

Team 

ISO PLANIĆ – Born 5.9.1965.

Member of ŽPK “Spartak”, Subotica from 1994. 

Expeditions: Ararat – 2000; Elbrus – 2001; Akonkagva – 2004; Shisha Pangma – 2004; Maunt Everest - 2005; Gasherbrum 1&2 – 2006; Broad Peak  – 2007;

 

PREDRAG ZAGORAC – Born 12.6.1980. Member of PSD “Poštar”, Belgrade from 1990. 

Expeditions:  

Maunt Blanc – 2006; Grand Paradiso - 4065m, Maunt Blanc de Tekil 4248m, Aghi de Moine 3412m, Den de Zan 4013m; Broad Peak  – 2007;

 

DREN MANDIĆ – Born 13.12.1976. Member of ŽPK “Spartak”, Subotica from 2003.

Expeditions:

Ararat - 2003; Elbrus - 2003; Broad Peak – 2007;

 

 

MIODRAG JOVOVIĆ - Born 1.5.1952. Member of PSD “Železničar”, Novi Sad.

Expeditions:

Elbrus - 1996; Maunt Blanc - 1997; Island Peak– 1998; Barunce – 2003; Shisha Pangma - 2004; Maunt Everest - 2005; Gasherbrum 1&2– 2006;

 

 

MILIVOJ ERDELJAN - Born 21.9.1964. Member of PD “Zanatlija”, Novi Sad. 

Expeditions:

Elbrus - 1989; Ararat - 2001; Uhuru Peak (Kilimanjaro-Tanzania) – 2002; Barunce – 2003; Shisha Pangma - 2004; Maunt Everest - 2005; Gasherbrum 1&2 – 2006; Broad Peak– 2007;

 

 

 

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