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 2003 CZECH K2 & BROAD PEAK EXPEDITION


                                                      Dispatches

July 29. 2003: Everyone is back in BC. The weather forecast failed completely. Gejza Haak - the legend among Slovak mountain guides told me once in the Tatras : Do not trust meteorologists and women. There is always a chance to learn....

After 5 days of nice and stable weather which everyone need for rest, we left for the mountain and the clouds arrived. We made it to Camp 2, spent couple nights there, then up to Camp 3 where we also spent two nights. The amount of snow accumulated in the last 24 hours however made our stay in this camp very dangerous. We were forced to turn around and descent along with Kazachs who were waiting in Camp 3 as well. The other part of Kazach team spent three nights on the Shoulder at almost 8000m, tried for the summit and came down this morning. It will take at least 3-4 days till the snow consolidates a bit.

Swiss group left yesterday, Carlos group is leaving tomorrow and the group from Andalusia is leaving day after tomorrow. Who is staying ? Hard core, those who are either hopefully enough or those who have been here before and do not want to come back again ( some of them are here third time !). Kazachs are staying, there is one Basque and one Italian, there is also one French Canadian and Austrian but those two are not quite sure what to do. And there are us, three Czechs and we do not want to give up the fight either. Martin Minarik

Written on notebook ASUS - ATComputers

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