K2 BroadPeak 2006

Friday, 21 July 2006 00:00

Team now at camp 2 and pushing up

Update Dispatch Friday July 21st. From Wilco Team Netherlands.I lost 4 pints of Guinness because I made a bet with Wilco that the weather forecasts would be true. Yesterday they doubted the weather forecast because it was still snowing and the wind was very strong. This was as predicted but…
Friday, 21 July 2006 00:00

Banjo update confirmed

Banjo at Base camp getting ready to leave.Banjo has lost gear in the avalanche that struck the high camps on K2 earlier this week. He is down two tents, sleeping bags, socks and other vital gear. However, he stated today that he is hopeful his cache of gear at Camp…
Friday, 21 July 2006 00:00

The Irish on K2

1998 Irish K2 AttemptIn 1998 the first Irish Expedition attempted to climb K2. But the six man team led by Calvin Torrans Had bad luck with the weather. They did manage an Irish first ascent of Broad Peak with Eddie cooper reaching the summit and Ian Rea within 200m of…
Dispatch from team Netherlands. Thursday July 20thRyan, Gerard, Mich and Wilco arrived at Camp 1 at 5963 m. They only encountered a few little rocks during their climb from ABC to Camp 1. It's a big disappointment that on arrival they saw there HAP's still in Camp 1. They did…
Wednesday, 19 July 2006 00:00

Other teams on the push for the summit

Thanks to explorersweb.com for keeping us posted.French Hugues: Joint summit push on Sunday Hugues, teaming up with Antoine, Qudrat and Shaheen will set off from BC tomorrow at 5:00 am. They hope to reach C4 on Saturday in time to rest some hours until midnight, when they will leave for…
Update dispatch Wednesday July 19thAfter a long discussion early this morning the team decided to move from BC-K2 to ABC-K2. The discussion was about the weather. At the moment they wanted to start it was snowing and a strong wind was blowing. Not the weather you would normally prefer at…
Serguey Bogomolov: Mystery climbers in camp 1 Russian climber Serguey Bogomolov reported to Mountain.ru that 5 Russians and one Irish climber have reached C1 on K2. Bogomolov said all but three tents in camp had been flattened by the recent storm.Picture Ice Route from Base camp(c) Ryan Waters Base camp…
Message from Irish lads on K2; They are now on the move to camp 1 today.After our success on Broad Peak (8051M), we are now well established at K2 Base Camp. The weather has not been favourable with high winds high on the mountain and fresh snow, which resulted in…
Contact update:I have been onto Maarten van Eck from team Netherlands base camp k2 manager and like to thank him for forwarding our messgages to our Irish lads on K2. I have asked him if its possible to contact Ger and Mick to let us know how their getting on…
UPDATE. 17th July Wilco's web site Ger McDonnell and Mick Murphy Playing a waiting came hoping weather improves for a shot.Today Wilco visited Art Gilkey Memorial. He did that eleven years ago and is surprised by the increase of names since that moment. He reelects on some of the famous…
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