First news on 8000plus K2 Expedition 2011
Tomorrow, 12 June, it's that time again, I break for the next trip to
Pakistan. This time I lead a 25 engineers international expedition to the
eight thousand meter Gasherbrum 1 (8080m), Gasherbrum 2 (8034m) and K2
The participants of the 8000plus G1 - G2 - K2 Expedition 2011:
Austria: Gerfried Göschl (leader, 6), Günther Unterberger
(2), Hans Wenzl (3), Dr. Stefan Zechmann, Otto Harrer (1), Hubert Leitner
(1), Anton Rumpl, Karl Leitner (1)
Canada: Louis Rousseau (co-leader, 2), Justin Dubé-Fahmy,
Sylvain Menard, Marc-André Béliveau
Germany: Norbert Linz (1)
Great Britain: Rick Allen (4)
Italy: Giuseppe Pompili (2), Adriano Dal Cin (3), Guido
Pagani, Silvano Forgiarini, Mario Vielmo (8)
Netherlands: Elio Schijlen (1)
Spain: Alex Txikon (7), Jose Carlos Tamayo (4), Juanra
Switzerland: Kilian Volken (3), Willy Imstepf
In parentheses you will find the number of previously boarded 8000. You see,
we are again a very experienced team. I am delighted to be back with so
many long-time mountaineers be on the way :-)
My personal goal with my friends Günther Unterberger, Louis
Rousseau and Alex Txikon, that I make again the ABC team to use the
Gasherbrum 1 for acclimatization and prepare for the debate on K2 to climb a
new route from the east wall .
My big thanks goes out to my esteemed co-sponsors and partners, but also to
Dr. Karl Gable (ZAMG Innsbruck) for the immensely important weather service,
and to colleagues and my wife Heike Martin Göschl green forest. Martin and
Heike will hold back the website up to date :-) I wistfully say goodbye to
my young daughters Hannah and Helena, they will leave me insane?
I hope you follow our expedition and keep our fingers crossed!
In the Annex, a farewell picture of my family!
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