Update 7/18/2007: The summit push is on...They hope to summit
soon (Friday in Pakistan)
Update 7/16/2007: Everything is
ok. All members back to base camp. One member went alone, he turned around on
the "Vorgipfel". After some problems on the way down, he came back to basecamp
alone and everything is ok
Earlier: After two days of rest in the basecamp, all
members of the expedition climbed to camp 2 (6200m), except doc Günther Straub
and Günther Unterberger. Both of them helped the amerikan expedition member Ken
Hill, because he hurt his leg on the way up. So they returned to basecamp.
Tomorrow Ken Hill has to leave the basecamp with the helicopter, for him the
expedition is over.
Doc Gunther Straub and Günther Unterberger
will climb tomorrow to camp 2.
All of the other members are healthy and
they will take a rest for 3-4days. They will use the time for washing their
bodies. Hopefully it is warm enough!!
Earlier: In the morning the broad peak expedition went to camp 1
(5650m). A few of them went to camp 2 (6200). All of them are back in the
basecamp. Now the take a rest for one or two days and then the whole group
will go to camp 2.
Earlier News: On Friday all members of the broad peak expedition arrived
the basecamp healthy and without any problems. Today they have to stay in the
basecamp, because the weather is very bad. (fog, rain, a bit snow).. have a
Earlier: After altogether 26 hours bus
travel (approx. 800km) on the Karakorum Highway on 20 June in Skardu concerned
the expedition. All participants are well. Gerfried was received from the
mayor of the city Besham solemnly and like promised a part of the donation
money handed over. The people thank you there many times for the generous
support of the earthquake assistance. Particularly the company AMO (Advanced
Medical Optics) is to emphasize here as well as the family of the Brucker of
eye prime acre Dr. Markus Grasl. For all participants there was also still
another meal with the highest representatives alpine club of Pakistan, whom
the expedition this way their respect for the enterprise wanted to express.
Today (22.Juni) is further to Askole, the last locality. From there the troop
becomes in 5 days in the Basecamp of the Broad peak trekken. Tomorrow
(23.Juni) a Live interview on radio Steiermark is planned. )
Earlier: Dear EverestNews.com, all
members are save and sound in Skardu. Its real hot here!! Tomorrow we depart
for Askole. We want to reach BC of Broad Peak on 27. June. Nice greetings,
Earlier: Dear EverestNews.com, on Saturday (day of the
Broad Peak first climb) we had our official kickoff in a festival with many
climbers of Broad Peak (Wintersteller and Diemberger, Doug Scott, Simone Moro,
Siegi and Gaby Hupfauer, Viki Goselj, Janusz Majer and ......).
We got some money for my families
help-project for the earthquake victims in Pakistan. Big thanks to the
organizers of the festival, the children of Markus Schmuck (who died 1,5 years
ago) and Fritz Wintersteller.
We are the Austrian International OeAV Broad
Peak Golden Jubilee and K2 Expedition 2007. OeAV is the short form of the
Austrian Alpine Club . Also the first climb of the Broad Peak had been a OeAV
expedition.We are very happy about the information from our agent Mr. Asghar
Ali Porik that our cargo already arrived in Islamabad. He stored 58 pieces for
On Sunday 17. June we will leave. If all
works well we will reach BC of Broad Peak latest on 27. June.
We are 22 climbers, together we have
already climbed 21 8000m-summits. We are from 7 nations (Austria, Germany,
Switzerland, Canada, USA, Mexico and Ecuador). Nearly all climbers are good
friends of mine. They climbed with me already in the big mountains or shared
the same goals.
We want to climb together 2 mountains, first
Broad Peak, then K2. After Broad Peak some of us will leave the BC to walk
home. 9 of us (Me, Günther Unterberger, brothers Hans and Georg Wenzl, Ronald
Newerkla, Kilian Volken, Louis Rousseau, Ken Hill and Pepe Jijon) will go up
to the BC of K2 to attempt the mountains, after a well acclimatisation on BP,
in a fast and light .....
We hope that weather and health will be good
Next news will be from Pakistan.
pic 1353: With my very good friend Hans Goger,
with whom I did climb on the slopes of Mount Everest.
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