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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, ...
July 6, 2014

Alex resumed acclimatisation climb

Alex Gavan and Gavin Vickers left Broad Peak Base Camp early this morning and headed straight to Camp 2.  They intend to spend the night there and then climb up and establish Camp 3 at around 7100m for two more acclimatisation ...
July 5, 2014

"Just by being, / I'm here- / In snow-fall." (Kobayashi Issa) @ Broad Peak Base Camp, 4850m, Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan.

July 3, 2014

Short notes from Broad Peak Base Camp (3)

I was getting my blood moving yesterday, by going up the glacier, through the snow fall, to K2 Base Camp, to visit my friends Tamara Lunger, Pawel Michalski and Simone la Terra. It snowed all night and, in the morning, I heard ...
June 30, 2014

Alex, unroped from Base Camp to Camp 2

Mladen Dankov, Gavin Vickers and Alex Gavan came down to Broad Peak Base Camp (4950m) yesterday morning, within the acclimatisation process. Although the initial plan was to only set Camp 1 (5500m) and spend the night, they ...
June 29, 2014

The best view is from HERE @ Camp2/6240m in Broad Peak, Karakoram.

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