PEACE CLIMB TO PAKISTAN'S KARAKORUM
Broad Peak 2002
July 4, 2002:
Tunc and Fernando have returned from camp 2 at
We are ready for the
summit attempt, after carrying very heavy loads
all the provisioning for camp3 is in place. We
will rest for two or three days and as soon as we
see that the weather will be good for a few days
we will attempt the summit.
While in camp2
unloading equipment we thought of Asghar Ali Porik
who so very much helped us with our last
provisions and whom we have neglected to mention
previously. But with out his last minute saving
help we would be missing the things that we now
have here on camp2.
After spending a
very cold night at camp1 we started to go up to
camp2 we climbed between some rock pinnacles in
snow and ice of 50 degrees. Upon reaching camp2
we had to carve out a very large platform, our
idea was to stay the night there. We spend about
3 hours there and then we started to see very bad
weather arriving so we decided to go down. It was
late in the afternoon but after seeing what had
arrived we think it was the right decision.
Now we are ready for
a summit attempt if conditions permit. Today it is
snowing, not to much yet but we hope this does not
last very long.