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Broad Peak Expedition 2004: Dispatch One
Nick and I
arrived in Islamabad in Friday morning, Ashgar from Jasmine Tours had an early
start to collect us from Islamabad airport which was much appreciated. The
afternoon was spent meeting both Abass and Hussein the cook and assistant cook
then getting some sleep! Abass was the cook for Gary on his K2 expedition
and was also on several of Tony Tonsing's expeditions- he was highly
recommended by both of them, so we are very lucky to have him.
The Dutch contingent arrived mid
morning today (Saturday), and after meeting them we went to help buy the food
in the bazaar with Abass and collecting an assignment of equipment from the
The rest of the team arrives
up until Tuesday, when we hope to fly to Skardu although this is dependent on
weather conditions at Skardu airport. Everybody is getting along well and
looking forward to a good expedition.
International Broad Peak
Mr. Roland Hunter
Broad Peak 8047m
Coming on 15/6/2004
Bios on some of the climbers:
Frits Vrijlandt (36), climbed
everest via the Notrthridge, the Seven Summits and many other peaks around the
Rozemarijn Janssen (35), climbed 5 of the Seven Summits and many peaks in the
Alps. She is a mountain leader for the Alpine Club.
Menno Boermans (26) is climber and a photographer. He climbed Cartsensz
Piramide and several hard routes in the Alps and other areas. His pictures are
published in many magazines (like Outside Magazine).
Bob de Kort (23) is a mountain leader for the Alpine Club. He climbed several
hard routes in the Alps and other areas. His climbing partner is often Menno.
Deborah Robertson MD, is an emergency physician in Portland, Oregon, USA. She
has volunteered for the Himalayan Rescue Association and provided medical
support on several climbs. This is her first 8000m expedition.
Pippa Curtis, when not at work on sustainable development Pippa can be found
climbing British sea cliffs, in Scottish winter conditions or on bigger
mountains in Europe and beyond. In the 5 years Pippa has been climbing she has
climbed ice in Colorado, on expedition in the Himalaya and hosting on
international meets in Scotland and north Wales.
Noteable in her climbing resume was her first Alpine season in Switzerland,
where she summited 11 peaks in 11 days (including 6 of the 7 highest in the
European Alps), and in the Karakoram being one of three to make the high point
on an attempt on Drifika and then to descend from a previously uncrossed pass
at 5500m. Pippa climbs at WI V, Scottish winter IV, and onsight f6a+.
Pippa has independently trekked extensively in Europe, New Zealand, Nepal,
Patagonia and her native Australia. She has recently set up self-catering
apartments in a beautiful old farmhouse in Briancon in the French Alps
Leaders: Roland Hunter (UK) and Paul
Jeff Lamo (US)
Deb Robertson (US)
Nick Stopford (UK)
Pippa Curtis (UK)
Gary Pfisterer (US)
Simon Williams (New Zealand)
John Dunlop (Aus)
Frits Vrijlandt (NL)
Roze Vrijlandt (NL)
Bob Kort (NL)
Menno Boermans (NL)
Mick Parker (Aus)
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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