Newsflashes

Friday, 07 July 2006 00:00

Update on accident on Broad peak

Update from Base camp Nederland: Wilco's campthis is a transcript from http://www.expeditienet.nl/tweebergen Team are making their way back to base camp.We are delighted to see Ger and the rest of the summit team are making their way back to base camp.Update report 16:00 Irish time.The team is at 5100 meters.…
We are delighted to have received the final permit from the commisioner of South Georgia for our traverse party. This now allows us to go ahead full steam with the balance of our preperation for the crossing. I'd like to thank the commissioner and all his team for the confidence…
Friday, 07 July 2006 00:00

Death of David Nicholls

It is with great sadness and shock that I have been informed that David Nicholls have passed away suddenly at his home in Dundee on Tuesday 4/7/2006David was Chairman of the technical committee for expeditions to South Georgia. Over the last year I have come to know David as on…
Friday, 07 July 2006 00:00

Accident on Broad Peak

Update from Base camp Nederland: Wilco's campthis is a transcript from http://www.expeditienet.nl/tweebergen UPDATE MESSAGE.Suddenly the telephone rings. Wilco tells us ther has been an accident with an unknown climber. He is in shock and Wilco sits beside him . Wilco allready gave first aid but wants to communicate with Ronald…
Friday, 07 July 2006 00:00

Irish Ger McDonnell Summits with Wilco

03:14 am EDT Jul 07, 2006 (K2Climb.net)Con Collins and John Roche has now returned Skardu and are presently going on trek. We have great news back from Broad Peak this morning from Ryan Waters.Hey everyone this is Ryan waters calling from sunny k2 base camp,Some news from Broad Peak for…
Thursday, 06 July 2006 00:00

Ger tries again - good luck

News from Con Collins and John Roche, they are now trekking in the area before returning home.All climbers (Wilco, Gerard and Marc) reached camp 3 after a very long climb. They needed almost 9 hours to climb from camp 2 to camp 3. During the day there was constant snowing…
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
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