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June 15, 2007

Skardu, 2340m, Baltistan

If you get through your first day in Pakistan then you shall start thinking that up there, almost 8 km difference in altitude, there are two mountains to be climbed. We reached Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, on June 13th after a ...
June 14, 2007
October 7, 2006

Kathmandu, Nepal

15 hours in the "Death Zone": Alex Gavan summits alone Cho Oyu and makes it safely back to Advanced Base Camp.  On October 2nd I was finding myself high up on camp 2 ready for my summit bid. I choose to start the summit push ...
October 4, 2006

The Return

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October 2, 2006

Finally! Cho Oyu, 8201m

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September 26, 2006

Summit Bid Starting Tomorrow

Storm has finally stopped on the evening of september 25th but I still remained in ABC since the snow did not settled yet and the slopes on Cho Oyu were still under huge avalanche hazard. I'm talking about the section above the ...
September 24, 2006

Stucked in Advanced Base Camp

It already snows for 5 continuous days here in the very core of the himalayas. No stop. No signs for the better. Just the hope. The weather forecasts from khatmandu, beijing and europe are contradictory. We cannot see the ...

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September 17, 2006

Camp 1 (6,400m)

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September 12, 2006

Advanced Base Camp (5,700m)

Yaks are nasty animals. And so the yak herders. Sometimes to get with all your gear to the base of a climb can be a real challenge by itself...We got from BC into ABC in two days with a middle camp in between at 5400m. It was ...

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