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Broad Peak Winter 2003 Expedition

Update 2/17/2003: Silvio phoned, Since Friday high wind and bad weather hit the Base Camp of Broad Peak. So the climbers spend most of the time inside their sleeping bags. Yesterday the generator that they have at BC broke, so they disassembled it and tonight they finally start to go on again. This morning inside their tent they found near 20 cm of fresh snow. With the things they have as insulating tape they try to cover all the fissure that the wind made the night before.

While he was speaking on the satellite phone I could hear the blasting wind inside the tent....  The weather forecast predicted another 4 days of bad conditions, they started to be worried about the stability of 2 camp set up in the mountain. They are all fine and anxious to go up and finally place their last high camp so after this work their will be able to attempt the summit of Broad Peak.

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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