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  Alfred Schreilechner Broad Peak and K2 Expedition 2004 update 12 and 13


 

Update K2 base camp 6/25: During the night and before lunch it has been snowing a lot. My tent collapsed again in the morning under the weight of the fresh snow. After lunch snowing has stopped but it is still dark clouded. Around 14.00 the rest of our team members arrived, so finally we are more people to wait for better weather.

Update K2 base camp 6/27: Finally the weather has turned nice. Yesterday evening the clouds started disappearing and today were a beautiful morning. It is still very cold and so the snow sticks to the mountain. We hope that there are more avalanches tomorrow so we can start our ascent on Broad Peak on Tuesday without playing Russian roulette. Yesterday and today we had meetings of the expedition leaders to discuss themes like tents, ropes, accidents, the weather report and radio frequencies. We had a basic agreement on all these tasks, thus the climate in BC is very good. This afternoon Peter, Fred, Chad, Rory and I had a separate meeting with the Japan Dosanko Team about the Cesen (SSW) route. If the conditions on the mountain allow we want to climb it together. The weather report for the coming week is good, so hope has come back for making some summits. Three guys from the Austrian Mountain Guides Team have paid us a visit today and we were talking for a while before they left again for BP Basecamp.

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