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  K2 2005: American - International K2 TML / Abruzzi Expedition 2005


Copyright©Billy Pierson: Murph goes to K2: The best K2 video on the planet: VHS or DVD

Update June 11, 2005: After arriving on 1st of June, 2005. Expedition members with the help of Asghar Ali Porik of Jasmine Tours completed all their paper works for briefing on 2nd June, 2005.

On 3rd June, 2005 at 5am they expedition leave Rawalpindi for Skardu. They are plan to arrive in Skardu on 4th June early in the morning and plan to depart for Askole on 5 or 6 June, 2005. 

The expedition has 6 members Fabrizio Zangrilli - Leader climbed Shishapangma and GII and many more peaks and also unsuccessful attempt on K2 in 2000, Nanga Parbat, and Everest/ Bill Pearson climbed K2 in 2000 if he climbs again the K2 he will be the third person in the world to climb K2 twice, also Billy summited Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma. Hamesh Robertson climbed Makalu, Fred Barth climbed Everest and GII, David Schipper climbed Cho Oyu and Mike Parker who will join them in later date climbed Broad Peak in 2003 and now is climbing in Nepal.

This strong team is plan to stay at base for 40 to 50 days before return home in August.

Earlier Update: Fabrizio Zangrilli plans to lead an International team of climbers to K2 this summer working with Asghar Ali Porik. Fabrizio tells us the " Team going to the Abruzzi has space on the permit looking from 2- 4 climbers. The price is $4750, which includes everything unguided of course except fixed rope, high altitude gas, food, tents, oxygen & porters. Arriving in Islamabad June 01. Please contact for details.

Fabrizio Zangrilli was part of the succesful International 2000 K2 Expedition led by Gary Pfisterer that placed 6 climbers on the top, without the use of Sherpas or oxygen. Billy Pierson who summited in 2000 plans to return with Fabrizio for a try at a second summit of K2...

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