Yesterday, we celebrated Petr's
Name Day. It was a simple celebration as there is shortage of brandy. But
brandy is not the only thing which is missing. Today, Radek and Miska went to
Broad Peak BC to visit friends and I went through food inventory provided for
us. What I found is not very pleasant. There is shortage of basically
everything except peanut butter (which we do not eat anyway) and if we do not
have our own stock of food, we would not be happy campers. There is rumor of a
cow walking up towards Concordia which got injured and got stuck somewhere
half way (this rumor is going around every expedition). Well, we will be
climbing for a few days and hopefully the cow - or at least the milk from the
cow will make it here. Important rule : bring your own food, if you travel to
Himalaya. Even the travel companies have the best intentions, there are many
hungry folks along the way (porters, soldiers etc.) and what smells like food
and is not locked - it is gone.
It looks like we are
complaining but it is not really true. The weather has improved and we are
heading tomorrow early morning up again. This time - with intention of
establishing Camp 3, spending the night there and to get ready for the next
hopefully the last journey up to the summit. Soon we will be deciding which
mountain to scale first. Broad Peak is smaller and we need shorter period of
good weather than for K2. K2 is however the main objective and we would be
very happy to leave with the summit of K2 rather then Broad Peak. But for
right now, we will be climbing Black Pyramid at 7000m. Happy Day.
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