Broad Peak (8047m) expedition

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 21:00

Acclimatisation done, ready for the summit

Alex is back in Broad Peak Base Camp now, since July 9th, afternoon.


Alex Gavan and Gavin Vickers left the Base Camp for Camp 2 on July 6th. Between Camp 1 and Camp 2 they encountered blizzard conditions.


On July 7th, Alex and Jarek Gawrysiak, Krzysztof Stasiak and Kacper Tekiely of the Polish Broad Peak Middle Team left Camp 2 (6240m) for Camp 3 but strong winds and snowfall forced them to dig a platform for the tents and to spend the night at 6650m.


On July 8th they set up Camp 3 at 7040m and spend the night there for acclimatisation. On both 7th and 8th of July, they did rope fixing work to protect the critical parts of the route.


Alex is waiting now in Base Camp for a proper enough weather window for the summit attempt. Having a twisted ankle, Gavin had to abort the climb.


(Support Team)

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