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GASHERBRUM II 2004 Pakistan
OVERVIEW: This expedition consists of
Nuno Caetano, from Portugal, and 10 more climbers and scientists from France.
Their mission is to summit Gasherbrum II (8035m/26,260ft) as well as to
conduct an original scientific experiment involving the effects of
environmental pollutants on the ozone layer, by taking various ice samples
from Baltoro glacier. (Glaciers trap air bubbles, and scientists can determine
atmospheric compositions from glacial ice samples, not unlike the research
done in polar regions.) The team plans on arriving in Islamabad at the
beginning of July and returning from their expedition at the end of August.
1. Nuno Caetano, 26, Madeira, Portugal.
2. Jean Louis Manesse, 29, Chalon sur Saone, France.
3. Nicolas Sieger, 35, La Rochelle, France.
4. Frederic Heymes, 28, Vizinobres, France.
5. Thierry Segonne, 29, Megeve, France.
6. Mathias Mougenot, 28, Epinal, France.
7. Pierre Feuillet, 56, Herault, France.
8. Bruno Decoret , 57, Lyons, France.
9. Rigis Vanhasbrouck, 48, Nevers, France.
10. Claire David. 32, Paris, France.
11. Claudie Decoret, 56, Lyons, France.
Expedition to Pakistan July-August 2004
On line from the Expedition
Saturday, 10 July 2004: I just received word from Jean-Louis
All goes well in Islamabad! 50 porters already left
yesterday (Friday, 9 July) and the alpinists will leave tomorrow (Monday, 11
July) for Skardu. It will take them two days by Jeep along the famous
Karakoram highway, which goes along the Indus River, before arriving at K2
Motel where all the expeditions meet again. Sophie.
of the Gasherbrum II
1889-1929 The international expedition headed by the
Swiss G.O. Dyhrenfurth studies possible
ways to the top of the Gasherbrum II and
gets to 6250 meters on the south flank.
First ascent via the southwest spur by an
Austrian expedition headed by F. Moravec.
Fritz Moravec along with Josef Larch and Hans
Willenpart starts from a
bivouac at 7700 meters via the east spur to the
summit on 7th.
Second ascent by a French group, 19 years after the first ascent. During
this expedition, the first victim at the
Gasherbrum has to be lamented. In this
year, three expeditions get to the
summit, among others a Polish women team
headed by W. Rutkiewicz.
A Chilean and a German expedition
succeeded in the 6th and 7th ascent.
1982: R. Messner Summits with two Pakistanis.
During the legendary double ascent of two
8000 peaks, Messner and H. Kammerlander
get to the summit of Gasherbrum II and
afterwards Hidden Peak. Counting
and registration is more complicated
during the following years because some
illegal teams got to the summit. Both
peaks belong to the less frequently
climbed 8000 peaks. Per year, only 2 to 3
permits are given.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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