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  Has Broad Peak been summited in 2004?


Climbers report summits at both the False (foresummit) of Broad Peak and the real Main summit. However, obviously only the Main Summit is the real summit. To go to the main summit, you must traverse about 45 minutes to 1 hour past the False (Rocky) summit.

Details of are unclear yet if Paulie (aka Paul Walters) and Mavrick (Mick Parker) summited the main or false summit. They report the summit. However, it appears Jamie and his Iranian client are reporting the Main summit. Time will time.

Earlier this year others reached the false summit. However, others including Stu Peacock went beyond the false summit, but it is unclear if he made it all the way to the Main summit. The conditions were a white out, therefore we might not never know if he made the Main summit or not. I am sure we will compare pictures when he returns...

This is not new on Broad peak, it happens every year...

Update 7/30/2004: It appears we have at least 4 summits of the Main summit of Broad: Paulie (aka Paul Walters) and Mavrick (Mick Parker), Jamie and his Iranian client

Stay Tuned...  David Hart's pictures from 2001 when he summited the Main summit are below. Note the very last few pictures are huge and show the detail that should be in pictures from the various places on Broad Peak. Pictures Copyright Dave Hart

8030 Meters on Broad Peak

Paul and Dave at 8030 Meters

About halfway between 8030 Meters and 8047 meters on Broad Peak

Almost to 8047 Meters

On the 8047 meters Summit of Broad Peak

Returning from 8047 Meters

Broad Peak summit ridge from 7800m col. Distant Main Summit 8,047m is on far left (appears shorter). Closer Rocky Summit (Foresummit) 8,030m is on far right. Route from col goes up rock/snow ridge to Rocky Summit (Foresummit), then along 1 km skyline ridge to Main Summit. David Hart photo, July 22, 2001 09:00am.

Traverse from Rocky Summit (Foresummit) 8,030m to Main Summit 8,047m. Looking back towards K2 while traversing the 1km skyline ridge between 8,030m Rocky Summit (Foresummit) and 8,047m Main Summit. Rocky Summit (Foresummit) is just out of photo to the right. Paul Barry photo of David Hart, July 22, 2001 11:15am.

10 meters below Main Summit 8,047m. Looking back towards the 1 km skyline traverse and the 8,030m Rocky Summit (Foresummit). K2 dominates the distant view (Abruzzi Ridge on right). Rocky outcrop of 8,030m Rocky Summit (Foresummit) is visible on the 1km skyline ridge directly below K2 summit. Route continues from the Rocky Summit (Foresummit) down the ridge to the right to the 7,800m col (not visible). Paul Barry photo of David Hart, July 22, 2001 11:50am

On the Main Summit 8,047m. Looking back towards the 1 km skyline traverse and the 8,030m Rocky Summit (Foresummit). K2 dominates the distant view (Abruzzi Ridge on right). Rocky outcrop of 8,030m Rocky Summit (Foresummit) is visible on the 1km skyline ridge directly below K2 summit. Route continues from the Rocky Summit (Foresummit) down the ridge to the right to the 7,800m col (not visible). David Hart photo, July 22, 2001 11:55am.

Pictures Copyright Dave Hart

 
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