K2 BroadPeak 2006

Tuesday, 08 August 2006 00:00

Last summit attempts on K2

We just got a text from Simon Scott on Banjo's team to let us know that Banjo, Jack and the Russians are still weathering it out at camp 2 on K2. They're all hoping for a good weather window to open up around Wednesday/Thursday to allow another summit attempt. This…
Saturday, 05 August 2006 00:00

Weather alert on K2

The following forecast has been published by Everest News for Pakistan: Window getting Close, Bad Weather Approaching. Weather is not good today, Saturday.. High winds are approaching northern parts of Pakistan from Saturday evening making weather harsh over/around all main peaks including K2/NP/BPks/GBI/GBII/Hidden Peaks. Next 5 days will be hard…
Saturday, 05 August 2006 00:00

All is quiet at Camp 3 on K2

Banjo, Jack and the Russians have descended from Camp 3. Jack and the Russians left yesterday while Banjo held at Camp 3 until today hoping for an improvement to allow him to move further up the mountain. This morning, Maarten, from Wilco's home team, reports that Banjo is on his…
Thursday, 03 August 2006 00:00

Weather remains poor on K2

Wilco descended to Base Camp today; Banjo and Jack remain at Camp3 for their 3rd night and have now been joined by the Russians. The weather forecast in the region looks disappointing with persistent cloud for the next 3 days. There are no storms expected.The successful Japanese duo,(female) Yuka Komatsu…
Thursday, 03 August 2006 00:00

Ger Update

News from Mick that Ger has been released from hospital and they're staying in a hotel in Skardu for a few days before flying home. Many thanks for all the well wishes and support and especially to Banjo, Wilco and all invloved in providing information.
Wednesday, 02 August 2006 00:00

Weather changes on K2

Today a whiteout prevented Banjo, Wilco and Jack from reaching Camp 4. The conditions have also trapped the Japanese - in Camp 4. Although fingers are crossed for an improvement in the weather to allow a summit bid, the forecast is dissappointing. Wilco's team report similar low cloud tomorrow, followed…
Tuesday, 01 August 2006 00:00

Banjo at Camp 3 on K2

Ger McDonnell and Mick Murphy are both very well in Skardu and plan to fly to Islamabad tomorrow. Well done to both lads for their tremendous efforts on the mountain and to all the climbers, particularly Mick, for showing such team spirit following Ger's incident.A huge number of people showed…
Monday, 31 July 2006 00:00

BREAKING NEWS - Ger is 100% ok

Ger McDonnell is recovering in hospital in Skardu and is reported to be 100% ok and is in good form, he will receive some stitches after his incident but should make a full recovery. He is to travel back to Ireland over the next few daysMick Murphy who evacuated with…
Saturday, 29 July 2006 00:00

John Dowd, Con & John R return home

John Dowd, Con Collins and John Roche returned home from Pakistan last week. All three talked about the beautiful landscape in Pakistan with brilliant people and fantastic mountains..John Dowd had this to say“It’s great to be back having spent almost 2 months in the Karakoram mountain range. I feel very…
Sunday, 30 July 2006 00:00

Ger McDonnell injured by rockfall

This morning the 30th as Ger, Banjo and Mick moved from Camp 1 to Camp 2, Ger sustained a head injury, incurred by a falling rock. Ger has returned to Base Camp with Mick and Banjo. Medical aid has been provided by the Japanese and Russian team doctors. We are…
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