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  Gerfried Goschl  8000plus K2 Expedition, 2011: News from Base Camp lG Heike


 

In the base camp (5050m) 

The base camp of the big expedition has come completely furnished. Since the arrival on Thursday has been feverishly working on it together, it is as cozy as it is possible under the circumstances to make. Tomorrow Gerfried and Co. early use of the good weather to spend a first night on the mountain. Goes through a clever thing to break up the mountain glacier to camp 1 (5900m).  After returning on Monday, we expect a first detailed progress report. Also, the planned interview should work then. At this hour the climbers enjoy a well deserved lunch. After that, Gerfried, he gets a haircut from the barber

Earlier:

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 (8611m).
 
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 Madariaga (4)
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!
  Yours sincerely
  Gerfried Göschl


 

 

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