Andalucía, June 8, 2004: THE
ANDALUCIAN EXPEDITION WHO WILL ATTEMPT TO CONQUEST K2 DEPARTS FROM MALAGA
The project is sponsored by
Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte
The Andalucia K2 Expedition
left from Malaga to Pakistan. Five of the members of the team of Andalucian
mountaineers who will attempt to ascend to the summit of K2, one of the most
difficult mountains of the planet, left from Pablo Ruiz Picasso airport in
Malaga. The five Andalucian climbers have left from Malaga airport to
Islamabad (Pakistan), to make the approach in the next days and then the
ascent of this great mountain of rock, ice and snow which tops 8,611 meters of
The provincial delegate of
Turismo, Comercio y Deporte, Mr. José Cosme Martín, came to the Malaga airport
to say goodbye, and wished luck in the ambitious project the begin, and
ratified the support of the Junta de Andalucía to a sport which has elite
members in our region. "We already have -said José Cosme Martín-, an
Andalucian flag on Everest and we will be proud to have also one on K2".
K2 - 2004 expedition is formed by Manuel González Díaz and Manuel Morales
Rodríguez, from San Pedro Alcantara (Malaga), Fernando Fernández-Vivancos
Fernández and Raimundo García del Moral, from Granada and Manuel Salazar from
Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz).
Manuel González, chief of the
expedition said: "We hope to have a little more luck with the weather than
what we had last year. Our mind is set and our ideas are clear, to have a
good acclimatization and to save strength for the last days. We don't doubt
we will have a good collaboration and many teams are ready to collaborate with
the installation of the equipment along the route. We will see if this year
we get to the summit".
expedition is organized by Federación Andaluza de Montañismo, Club Alpino Ama
Dablam (San Pedro Alcantara), Club Montañero Sierra del Pinar (Jerez de la
Frontera) and Club de Aire Libre Treparriscos (Granada), and sponsored by
Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte of Junta de Andalucía, through
Deporte Andaluz, Ayuntamiento de Jerez, and also Tenencia de Alcaldía de San
Pedro Alcantara and Delegaciones Municipales de Juventud y Deportes, Cultura y
Turismo del Ayuntamiento de Marbella.
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