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Monday, 19 June 2006 00:00

Broad peak Base camp to camp 1

With everyone settled into Base Camp, climbers are starting to work their way up Broad Peak.Over the past few days, Camp 1 has been establish. There is fixed line in place for the climber's safety. While we have seven High Altitude Porters, JJ and Ryan are carrying a lot of…
Monday, 05 June 2006 00:00

Broadpeak Group

We four Irish - 2 johns, con and ger - left Islamibad a day early to escape heat, two gruelling days in small minibus as air con not working along Karakoram Highway, 550 km., now refreshed in Skardu. Maingroup came in last evening and Mick arrives today. Tomorrow we leave…
Monday, 22 May 2006 00:00

Con and Cathal head off

Con Moriarty, John Hussey, John Healy, Ronan O Siochru are flying out today to start climbing on the 26th. They are hoping to meet up with Ger McDonnel in Anchorage for a few drinks before Ger leaves for K2. All are very excited at tackling Denali ‘The Great White One’.…
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 00:00

K2 Forecast for next few days;

Winds strengthening up to weekend but then easing at the weekend. (forecast team Netherlands)Comments on weatherThis may give another summit window for the climbers at base camp. If this is the case it will be a very hard decision to stay at base camp if the forecast is to show…
Thursday, 18 May 2006 00:00

Clare is at Base camp after long decent

Photo: Camp 1 Ama DablamTriumphant Clare is back at base 4600m and is now probably tucking into a well deserved nice warm meal. She commented by Sat phone earlier that she was exhausted from getting down from Camp 3 this morning. Clare "The weather is misty and is a shame…
Report by Pat Falvey Expedition Leader. This is one of the greatest achievements for Irish Female mountaineers ever on one of the most beautiful mountains in the world Ama-Dablam, it’s summit stands at 6856 meters ( 22830 feet). Eric Shipton Everest expedition leader, while training for the first Everest ascent…
Sunday, 07 May 2006 00:00

Ropeskills 6-7th May Day 2

A few ropey heads (pardon the pun), but all ready for action on Sunday morning. We started out by gearing up and heading for the Gap for a brief on crevasse rescue. After this we all headed off in convoy for Rossbeigh beach to put our learning in to action.…
Saturday, 06 May 2006 00:00

Ropeskills 6-7th May

After all meeting up in the lodge on the Friday night, Saturday morning was buzzing with everyone preparing for 2 days of serious training on ropes and glacier techniques. Firstly Con Moriarty went through gear and in particular boots that are required for the likes of Sth. Georgia we headed…
Tuesday, 16 May 2006 00:00

Clare safe at Camp 3

With the weather on her side for today, Clare has safely reached camp 3 6300m an exposed position which is the start of her summit push tonight. She is in good form and is climbing well. The summit route is to the right of the huge 'dablam' (ice cliff), up…
Monday, 15 May 2006 00:00

Clare holds at camp 2

sms from Clare via Sat phone: "at Camp 2 today, lots of snow made it tough to get here. Camp 3 tomorrow all going well". She and her two sherpa’s will now spend a cold night at Camp 2, 6000m. Situated on top of the Yellow Tower on a narrow…
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