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International Peace & Friendship expedition to Broad Peak 2003


 Current Pakistan Time

 

Follow Along: Dispatch One: Climb headquarters is the Field Touring office in North Perth, Australia. In the build up to departure we are attending mainly to equipment details, making sure the right stoves go over, that they will screw onto the gas bottles in Pakistan we have purchased, topping up the med kit, organizing satellite phone connections and permits. Check here for the full dispatch.

 

Leader: Mike Hale (USA)

Deputy Leader Paxti Goni (Basque)

13 members from USA, Australia, Belgium, Basque, Pakistan and Canada. Expected at basecamp June 20

 

This will be an International Expedition, with members from USA, Italy, Czech Republic, UK, and Australia, and while being organized to the highest degree, will remain essentially unguided once at the high camps. As such members are self supporting, have previous alpine experience above 6,000 meters, and are able to work as an integral part of a climbing team.

 

The ascent route will be via the original Diemberger route following the occasionally indistinguishable west line. The trip has allocated 50 days to operate from Islamabad, with just under 30 days of climbing possible. Such a period of time will be required for the team to reach optimum acclimatization and to allow for inclement weather.

 

Named for its triple summitted crest and substantial breadth, Broad Peak lies in a spectacular and remote region of the Pakistani Karakorum directly opposite K2.

 

Climbing the mountain is a demanding undertaking, and although the route is mostly non-technical and objectively safe (following crest ridges for the majority of the ascent), it remains a significant 8,000m objective.

 

Broad Peak: Some background and History

 
 







 

 

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