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to the summit continued,
the storm to the summit has begun. Yesterday
afternoon, Olaf and three Spanish friends
started towards camp 1. They were accompanied by
two members of the Belgian expedition. Despite
it was dark, the latter had the opinion to go
without a rope in the deeply snowed glacier with
its dangerous crevasses! Jospi, the leader of
the Spanish expedition asked them urgently to
join their roped party. But these ignorant boys
had not any rope with them! By the way, it is
the same expedition that already lost one
member. At a rest, it happened. One of the
Belgians fell into a crevasse like in slow
motion. He was saved in the last second by our
team. Thereafter, the Belgians asked subduedly
to join the German-Spanish roped party.
was a excerting work to get to camp 1 because
all ways were in deep snow. Therefore, the group
needed much longer then in previous ascents.
When arriving the camp 1, the tents had to be
freed from snow and the night was short, because
Olaf, Jospi, Jordy and Antonito wanted to
continue climbing at 3 a.m. next morning. At the
same time, the alarm clock ended the dreams of
Max and Christian in the base camp. But they
progressed faster on their skis! The tents in
camp 2 were snowed up until the top of the roof.
So, Olaf and the Spanish guys had to shovel snow
before they could have a tea. And they were that
exhausted that they could not think about
continuing to camp 3 tomorrow.
and Christian got rather easily to camp 1 and
had some food and drinks there. Ralf and Lydia
start to camp 1 now.
Schubert, 8/1 still (!) in the base camp.
Olaf Summits ! 8/3/01
all members are on the way to summit the GII,
only a short but exciting report:
(Markus and Christian) has reached camp 3.
3 (Lydia and Ralf) has reached camp 2.
reports will not be available until the members return
to the base camp.