Newsflashes

Friday, 30 June 2006 00:00

New Expedition website

www.beyondendurance.ie is the new home for the expedition and is looking very well. The new site has been developed with hiddenloop and Shaun Menzies and ourselves. We will be updating the progress of the expedition with lots of exciting news, images and video as time goes on...www.beyondendurance.ieBookmark it and Call…
Thursday, 29 June 2006 00:00

First Irish summit on Broad peak

Well done Mick and John...Report by Alan ArnetteWe had three more summits last night. John Dowd, Mick Murphy and Marcus Dell all made the true summit of Broad Peak in somewhat difficult conditions.The three left from Camp 4. As I have been reporting the snow is very deep from Camp…
Wednesday, 28 June 2006 00:00

The weather turns

Report form Alan ArnetteWe knew we had it great for longer than normal so it was no surprise last night when the clouds moved in, temps dropped and it started to snow.There have been two summit attempts. First Wilco and Gerrard tried Monday night and ran into knee to thigh…
SMS from Satphone - Con Collins on the Expedition this morning: 'Mick, JDowd and 2 others goin for summit now...' Reports are of excellent weather at the moment in the area. As a mark of respect we have withdrawn the image that was previously here
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 00:00

Italians at camp 4, summit push tonight

According to team Netherlands the Italian expedition led by Nives Meroi and Romano Benet are now at camp 4 today- Pending weather conditions and how the team are feeling they will be making a summit attempt tonight. If successful this will be the first of the season.For the best of…
The push is about to start for the summit of K2. The tension will be high for all that follow the progress of Ger, Mick and all the other teams on K2 over the coming weeks. Having Climbed with Ger and Mick over the years I have great confidence in…
Ger McDonnell is going for the summit on Broad Peak in preparation for K2 with Mick Murphy. Con Collins, John Dowd are moving up today to camp 3 or 4 as far as we can make out from Alan's report below.I fully admit that I will leave BC tomorrow morning…
Sunday, 25 June 2006 00:00

Irish head for summit of Broadpeak

Report by Alan ArnetteAfter yesterday's summit by Ryan and the route now fixed, I am sure everyone is curious where their friends or family are currently located and how they are doing. With a couple of climbers who asked not to be noted here is a list of where they…
The final day We woke to very bright weather and had breakfast on the boil, by the way it dosen't get dark fully. We inspected the snow shelter that Enda and Domhnall had stayed in. A good share had stayed out also to experience the night time vibe. As we…
3 day back Pack Day 2We woke to beautiful weather again, and headed for the hills gradually gaining height, our first stop included a mexican wave as we all adjusted our layers and gear. We pushed on up the valley passing blue lakes frozen since last Autumn and found our…
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