On July 7, the Czech K2-Broad
Peak expedition pitched a tent at 6300m on the Broad Peak. In spite of a
promising forecast good enough for a quick summit bid, the weather was
already turning bad. Mr. Han's Korean expedition planned a summit bid, too,
for Mr. Han it was a second one in several days, on July 4 he was forced to
turn back due to the weather.
Radek, Martin and Miska (Petr) planned
to move their tent up to 7000m on July 8 and to make a summit bid
immediately after, but by July 8 the weather turned so bad that everybody had
to descend. At least the expedition has now all the necessary equipment for
summit bids up on both the mountains, they just wait for a spell of a
All K2 and Broad Peak
expeditions were forced down to base camps and they have been sitting out the
bad weather. It is just snowing and snowing. A huge avalanche fell to the
place of the Czech's Advance Base, fortunately, by now the expedition had
nothing left there but an empty tent, which it had not been using for staying
Worst of all, however, the
expeditionís only supply of electricity, the solar panels, are mostly gone by
now, like last year on Kangchenjunga. In spite of all progress, research and
technology have still a long way to go to produce solar panels that can
sustain the harsh conditions in the Himalaya and Karakorum. The climbers are
clearly much ahead!
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