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 Pakistan 2009: Climber stranded


Oscar Perez is stranded on Latok I since last week. He fell while attempting a new route. His climbing partner Alvaro Novellon was also hurt but made it back down. Climbers have been flown to attempt a rescue, with Pakistani military helicopters dropping them Wednesday according to ATP.

LALOK IS A GROUP OF PEAKS ON BIAFO HISPAR GLAICER AND ITS HAS A FACE WHICH CAN BE CLIMB FROM PANMA GLACIER TOO.
 
THERE WERE THREE EXPEDITION THIS YEAR ON LATOK ONE KOREAN EXPEDITION IS CANCELLED AND AMERICAN EXPEDITION IS GONE BACK.
 
NOW THE REMAINING SPANISH EXPEDITION WITH ONLY TWO MEMBERS LED BY MR. ALVARO NOVELLON CASAMIAN IS UP THERE. THIS EXPEDITION IS RUN BY ATP IN PAKISTAN.
 
PLEASE FIND ATTACHED LATOK AREA MAP WITH LATOK PICTURE COURTSY OF ALEX HOUBER.
 
KIND REGARDS,
ASGHAR ALI PORIK

 

 

 

We congratulate our Bulgarian expedition members Mr.Nikolay Mihaylov Petkov Boyanov Ventsislavov, Boyan Petrov, Nikolay Vladimirov Valkov for summiting GI on 26 July, 2009 at 10:30 am. We again congratulate Mr. Boyan Petrov for summiting GII on August 1, 2009. We also congratulate our Iranian members Mr. Mohammad Reza Mirahmadi and Hussein Asghari for summiting GII on August 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm.
 
On K2 our member Mr. Chris Stangl from Austria again could not make the summit due to heavy snow reach above 8000m last year and again this year.
 
In other news most of the expedition members are return home, Palu Roxo, Daniela, Jacek Teler, Powel Wojas, Katarzyna, Dirk Grunert, and Bulgarian mentioned above expect Boyan left home and other are now in Skardu and Rawalpindi waiting for their flight back home.
 
As you heard about Latok accident, High porters yesterday sent to base camp with helicopter to help the climbers. As we have news on this we will update you.
 
Regards,
Asghar Ali Porik

Earlier: Dear EverestNews.com,

1. Shaukat Zaman Butt: Deputy Chief Operation Ministry of Tourism, Government of Pakistan; His job is to received Mountaineering and Trekking application, process them with different agency, coordinate and issue mountaineering trekking permit to tour operators, on behalf of government of Pakistan deal with all related department to promote tourism in Pakistan.

2. Adele Pennington happily showing mountaineering permit for UK Jagged Globe GII Expedition 2009 led by Mr. David Hamilton.

3.  Adele Pennington again



4. Group G 09; Jasmine Tours organized Gasherbrum I, II and VI expedition includes Jacek Teler leader, Pawel Wojas, Katarzyna Sklodwska from Poland for GI and GII, Dirk Grunert German climber for GI and GII, Daniela Teixeira and Paulo Roxo Purtugese for GII and GVI. Remaining members will join the group later making this group up to 22 climbers.

5. Mr. Ichimura Fumitaka Japan with 03 climbers for Japan Golden Peak Expedition 2009 with his countryman Mr. Yamakawa Taheshi for Kunyan Chhich with 03 climbers, these two group is organized by Nippa Travel.



6. Jacek Teler happily showing climbing permit.



7. Wg. Cor. (R) Javel Iqbal Honorary Secretary for Alpine Club of Pakistan, his job is to organize briefing and debriefing for mountaineering and trekking parties.



8. Mr. Ueli Steck happily showing climbing permit for Swiss Kobler & Partner GII Expedition 2009.



9. SA BP Expd 09: South African Broad Peak Expedition on their arrival at Islamabad airport. Now the group reached Broad Peak Base Camp.



There are reports that this year mountaineering expedition is facing heavy snow on walking trail on Baltoro Glacier and also on mountain slops. Be careful and have a happy climbing season.


--
Asghar Ali Porik
Owner
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