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Broad Peak Winter 2003 Expedition

CLICCA PER INGRANDIRE Update 2/1/2003: The team of 6 climbers the 29th January under a mist of snow and wind reached the base camp at around 5,000 meters. Yesterday the helicopter came to drop off supplies necessary for the climbers so finally they can eat in a tent and be more warm (even if the temperature still under zero). The cloud still covers the sky but tomorrow they are thinking to start moving upwards to have a look of the way to follow in the future. They are all fine but the temperature still going down.... their hope is that will rise in the next few days.

Photos Silvio Mondinelli

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NAME LIST OF SPANISH WINTER BROAD PEAK EXPEDITION
Juanito Oiarzabal (Leader)
Juan VALLEJO
Josu BEREZIARTU
Silvio Mondinelli
Fernando LATORRE
Mikel Zabalza 

The local name of Broad peak is Faichan Kangri. The height of main peak is 8047 meters/26,401ft. It is called Broad Peak because of its breadth at the top. Broad Peak is one of the 8000 meters peaks which towers above the Concordia at the heart of the Karakoram range. It lies on the Pakistan/China frontier between K2 and the Gasherbrum peaks and was first climbed by four Austrians in 1957, including Kurt Diemberger and Herman Buhl.
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