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 2003 CZECH K2 & BROAD PEAK EXPEDITION


                                                      Dispatches

August 2, 2003: This might be the last dispatch from the expedition. It is not because we would not be planning to come back to Base Camp but because our fellow climbers from Montreal, Canada (Claude & Chic) are leaving within a couple of days. Since the time we lost our phone on Broad Peak and since the time our solar panels stopped working, we completely depended on their generous help. At least this way, I would like to say THANK YOU MY FRIENDS.

I am sorry they have to go, their time expired, their porters are supposed to come within a day or two. In emergency situation, we will ask Kazach team for help but their phone system is different then ours and we will not have access to our email any longer.

High wind arrived to K2 and we made a good choice not to go up even the sun of the last two days was very inviting. According to the weather forecast ( which I do not give a damn anyway), it is supposed to snow within the next 3 days. We made the choice to wait and seriously try for the summit with the Kazach team. Kazachs and one fellow from Basque country are the only people left here except us.

We promise to let everyone know if we make it to the top, not make it or leave without attempt. But it might easily take two weeks from now.

In the meantime, we are asking for patience. Our silence is caused by technical problems.

At the same time, we really do not wish anyone trying to find out what we are up to and or assuming what we are doing and posting such a rumors on any Web Site which is accessible by public (such a thing happened on couple occasions in the last weeks). Please understand that no one except us know exactly what is happening on K2 with us (even the other expeditions) and we do want and will describe the situation precisely when we are back in the safety of Base Camp on Godwin Austen.

Thank you for considering this issue.

Martin Minarik

Written on notebook ASUS - ATComputers

Dispatches

 
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