July 28, 2014

Broad Peak Official Press Release

Bucharest, 29 July 2014 Alex Gavan, a New High Altitude Success: the Broad Peak Summit (8047m) Climber Alex Gavan, one of Romania’s top performers at high altitude, topped out on July 23, 2014 the Broad Peak summit (8047m) in ...
July 25, 2014

Grateful for your support

Being grateful for all your support, good vibes and beautiful thoughts you sent me. Can't thank you enough. Waking up in Broad Peak Base Camp/ 4850m in the morning of July 25th was a very special moment. Being back in the world ...
July 24, 2014

Safely back in Base Camp after climbing yesterday Broad Peak/8047m, without supplementary oxygen. Dead tired. Priceless experience. Blessed.

July 23, 2014

Happiest man in the world: just climbed Broad Peak/8047m in Pakistan' Karakoram, no supplementary oxygen used, with a bunch of great guys.

July 22, 2014

Alex Gavan summited Broad Peak (8047m)

Alex Gavan topped out Broad Peak (8047m) on July 23, 3.30 p.m., Pakistani time (13.30 Romania's time). It is his sixth 8000m peak climbed without supplementary oxygen and Sherpa support. Alex spent last night in Camp 3 (7040m) ...
July 19, 2014

Alex, to start climbing for the broad peak summit tommorow

The time has come. After a prolonged period of bad weather and much debate over choosing the proper day for reaching Broad Peak summit, July 23rd has been set as the day for the final climb. Boyan Petrov, Mladen Dankov, Ivan ...
July 16, 2014

Summit window - likely around 22 July

All these days, there have been high winds and snowfall at altitude, on Broad Peak. The weather forecast shows there might be a short summit window around July 22nd. Alex is preparing to launch a summit push together with his ...
July 14, 2014

"What is your / Original Nature, / Snowman?"-Natsume Soseki Just being @ Broad Peak Base Camp, 4850m, Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan.

July 14, 2014

"What is your / Original Nature, / Snowman?"-Natsume Soseki @ Broad Peak Base Camp-4850m, Godwin Austen Glacier, Karak ...

July 10, 2014

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, ...


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