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  2003 CZECH K2 & BROAD PEAK EXPEDITION


copyright Radek Jaros

Another great day on Baltoro Glacier. We got up before 5am and left with heavy loads towards the foot of our ridge. We plan to climb Abruzzi Ridge. Within two hours of bathing in the sun, we reached the spot where we set up the tent. Some people call it ABC (Advanced Base Camp), we call it depo where we store stuff for high camps. This place can be reached even in case of bad weather so we can keep supplies bringing in. We realize we have to start from BC much earlier - not later than 4pm because the sun becomes unbearable shortly after sunrise.

Tomorrow, we plan to leave early and reach about 6000m where we will establish Camp 1. Day after tomorrow, depends on weather and our level of acclimatization, we might try to reach 6800m where Camp 2 will be established.

Yesterday, we also set up our solar system, so we have power for music, batteries, phone and computer. We depend on sun entirely, no diesel or gas for making energy. And of course, no altitude porters and no artificial oxygen for climbing this grand mountain.

Cau, Martin

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