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  2003 CZECH K2 & BROAD PEAK EXPEDITION


                                                      Dispatches

copyright Radek Jaros

There is big chess championship. Actually, only Miska and I participate in never ending chess game. I am winning so far. So, you probably understand that we are again in Base Camp. Two days ago, we were planning weekend climbing trip into Camp 2, at least. We made it to Camp 1 (third time within 5 days) and little bit higher towards our previous depo above Camp 1. At the same place, we were forced to turn around, leaving a few more kg of load. On the same day in the evening, we were back at Base Camp.

Weather will be bad for at least two more days which means more chess, music, laundry, eating and drinking.

We are being frequently visited by French climber. Yesterday, couple of Swiss from Broad Peak BC stopped by and brought us a good Swiss chocolate. Another Swiss expedition should show up today or tomorrow. To our advantage, most of our supplies for all camps are in our Camp 1 which means we will not have to wait for the line at the base of the mountain. We need 3 good days to be able to establish Camp 2 and 3, then rest a bit and then hopefully first summit attempt.

But right now, there is just another round of chess.

Cheers, Martin Minarik Written on notebook ASUS - ATComputers

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