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Broad Peak Winter 2003 Expedition

Update 2/13/2003: Silvio phoned. He said on the 11th of February at 7 o'clock he left BC looking for his tent. Fortunately he found it with all the material inside... However the personal stuff is still utilizable. He reached all the other members of the expedition and in the afternoon they established CII at around 6400 meters. As they do not have enough ropes they decided to fixed a little part of them only where they found ice otherwise they proceded carefully as the slope is almost around 50°. Before they reached the place where they set CII they found some loose rocks that were a danger to the climber below. As the weather was good  they made some film of the progress they've done. They decided to spend the night over there just to keep more confidence with the altitude. This morning they were all fine, they decided to go up, but the bad weather arrived so they were obliged to come back to BC. All the climbers are satisfied with the progress done with only 5 days of clear sky, they established 2 Camp and reached 6400 meters without any health problems. Next aim is CIII, hopefully before the end of this week. It's all depending of the weather!

Camp 2 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 

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