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.
In Pakistan our local staff have finalized the permit with the Ministry, and
have added four more climbers to share our permit. This helps get the ground
and permit cost down for all members and is a common practice amongst teams.
The 4 members of this new addition will not be climbing with us however,
instead trying their luck on a new route.
Individually, our team members are going through the inevitable "shall I take
it or leave it", and most lounge rooms in members homes are apparently "strewn
with gear". Its a tough week for everyone, from our end we are scrutinizing
and poring over everything to make sure no "dumb mistakes" get past us, and
for the team members, its the last chance to finalize things on the domestic
and professional front, as well as the last week they will spend with loved
ones and friends for over 2 months.
Photo copyright Dave Hancock
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