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Broad Peak Winter 2003 Expedition

Update 2/21/2003: Silvio phoned, First of all the members of Broad Peak winter expedition would like to thanks the team of K2 winter expedition for the nice message that they wrote to them. They take this opportunity to send their motto: hold out and hopefully we will say to each other  "OLA" from the top of the the 2 mountain that, if the weather conditions will change for the better, we will be able to reach. Gnaro (Silvio) in particular would like also to send a special "Good Luck" to his good friend Denis Urubko and hope to see him on Nanga Parbat next summer when it will be warmer!!!

Regarding the "Al Filo de lo Imposible" Broad Peak expedition, this morning the weather finally broke so they reached Camp I, but all the tents were blown away. Fortunately on their way back down, they found some of the most essential equipment that they absolutely need to be able to go up in the mountain. Tonight it started snowing and the wind blasted Base Camp. Their plan now is wait for a good weather window and then make a go of it Alpine Style; that means the climbers will go up as light as they can (they do not have any more ropes, spare tents, stove etc...) and continually move up the mountain "light and fast". When will that happen" Stay tuned.

Photos Silvio Mondinelli (Silvio with friends during times of better weather)

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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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