Newsflashes

09

Jul

Wrap up on Broad Peak: Thanks to team Netherlands for updates
Update in English from base camp Netherlands Sunday 9th July 17:00 http://www.expeditienet.nl/tweebergen/ We like to thank Wilco and his team for keeping us all updated on progress on Broad Peak. Wilco and Gerard just returned from a visit to the Austrian expedition to pay theire respect to Markus Kronthaler who…
Fatality on Broad PeakReport from Dutch Base Camp Last night at least two teams started their summit attempt. On their way down the Polish team found the two Austrians who had spent their second night out and were in serious trouble. See dispatch yesterday (Major update). The Polish climbers are…
Major update Base Camp Netherlands July 7th 20.00 hrs. From Dutch team we would like to thank them for keeping us posted on breaking events and we are all delighted that all Irish members are safe. Chaos and drama on Broad Peak.Again unexpected we receive a telephone call from Wilco.…

07

Jul

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…
Update from Base camp Nederland: Wilco's camp this is a transcript from http://www.expeditienet.nl/tweebergen UPDATE MESSAGE. Suddenly the telephone rings. Wilco tells us there has been an accident with an unknown climber. He is in shock and Wilco sits beside him . Wilco already gave first aid but wants to communicate…

07

Jul

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 4/7/2006. David was Chairman of the technical committee for expeditions to South Georgia. Over the last year I have come to know David as…
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…
Update from Base camp Nederland: Wilco's camp this 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…
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…