Update 7/25/2006: It appears most climbers on the Pakistani
side have aborted the summit bid. They were not able to make it to camp 4. Too
much snow and not enough man power it appears. Climbers appears to be jumping
team to stay in the hunt. Unclear if all turned back at this point.
On the Chinese side no word...
Hanif says the weather window is open...
Earlier Update: EverestNews.com has received word that that the Centennial
of Alpine Club of Canada Expedition is fine and that summit attempts are
planned. On Pakistani side of the mountain, a summit push is underway by 5-8
climbers from various expeditions we are told. (Most expeditions are ATP
independent climbers grouped under one permit... long story..) Anyway, we are
told Dutch climber Wilco van Rooijen and around 7 others are at camp 3 trying
to move to camp 4 where the real summit attempt will start.. If they are break
trail to 4, then the push will start and then the high drama will unfold...
Earlier: This experienced team consists of Louis Allec (CA), Jan
Kalousek (US), Helena Kopalova (US), Blanka Nedvedicka (CZ), Standa Silhan
(CZ), Dr. Hana Weingartl (CA) Leader and
Dr. Allan Bohn (CA)...
Earlier: K2-2006, Kashgar: Hello
EverestNews.com, here is our first note.
Following days of travel by
airplane, train and bus from different places (Canada, USA, Taiwan, Czech
Republic) all trekking and climbing members met yesterday in Kashgar in
After solving the expected
problems with emergency oxygen, generator, propane stove for the advanced base
camp, etc. we are now ready for the next part - two days on jeep through Yark
and to Illik and from there five days trek with camels to base camp.
The travel arrangements and
support are provided by Mr. Taher Anvar from Kashgar NewLand International
The trekking group will help
us with carrying gear and supplies to the advanced base camp.
We plan to attempt the North
Ridge in light weight expedition style without oxygen.
We would like to thank our
sponsors: Keystone Auto Repairs, Pigeon Mountain Industries, Maple Leaf
Constructions, Piston Ring, EverestGear,
Vertical Adventures, Pembina Chrysler, Metro Propane, The Battery man for
Thanks a lot, Hana
A strong international group of experienced mountain climbers from Canada, USA
and Czech Republic plan to attempt to summit K2 via North Ridge from China.
This daring project involves travel to one of the most remote places in the
world and difficult climb of the world’s most dangerous peak. The approach is
a 10 days hike using camels for transport of material. The climbing route is
extremely difficult-in rock classification (V) and ice (50-60%). The elevation
difference from advanced base camp to the summit is more than 3 vertical km.
Much more on this group in the future!
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