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2003 CZECH K2 & BROAD PEAK EXPEDITION


Dispatch One: Martin, Radek, and Miska left Prague yesterday and arrived in Islamabad at 7AM today. The weather there is hot, hot; today's temperature was 103 degrees F (39 degrees C). "We don't need to worry that the our meet will rot", say the guys, "it will get perfectly cooked in the barrels in a day or two!" Their cargo was waiting for them at their hotel (Good job, Adventure Tours!), and after a dinner with the liaison officer the expedition got to a nightshift -- repacking the load. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Two: From Martin Minarik, Czech 2003 K2-Broad peak Expedition, currently at Gula on the way to the base camp. Check here for the full dispatch.

Update: The famous Spanish climber Carlos Soria has arrived ... Check here for more

Dispatch Three: Another great day on Baltoro Glacier. We got up before 5am and left with heavy loads towards the foot of our ridge. We plan to climb Abruzzi Ridge. Within two hours of bathing in the sun, we reached the spot where we set up the tent. Some people call it ABC (Advanced Base Camp), we call it depo where we store stuff for high camps. This place can be reached even in case of bad weather so we can keep supplies bringing in. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Four: Our Snow God likes us. At least so far - K2 is showing us its better face. Weather is almost perfect, too sunny. It is morning of June 17, 03 here in BC under K2. Two days ago, we went up to 6000m where we established Camp 1. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Five: K2 is showing her teeth: June 20, 03: The weather forced us to return to BC again. On June 18, we went up to Camp 1, this time much faster then the first time.... Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Six: There is big chess championship. Actually, only Miska and I participate in never ending chess game. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Seven: Garbage on K2: Thanks to the weather, we were able to establish Camp 2. We left on June 25, early in the morning as usually. Near our depo, we met again French Marlboro Man smoking and packing for Camp 1. We left at the same time but he gave up halfway and returned to BC. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Eight: But for right now, we will be climbing Black Pyramid at 7000m. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Nine: News on them, Troillet, Han trying to the complete the 14 and more! Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch Ten: On July 7, the Czech K2-Broad Peak expedition pitched a tent at 6300m on the Broad Peak. In spite of a promising forecast good enough for a quick summit bid, the weather was already turning bad. Mr. Han's Korean expedition planned a summit bid, too, for Mr. Han it was a second one in several days, on July 4 he was forced to turn back due to the weather. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch: Late on July 10, Radek, Martin and Miska left for Broad Peak for the second time. They planned to climb to CI that night, to have a short nap, then to pitch a provisional high camp above 7000m and -- if the weather permits -- to make a summit bid over the weekend. Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch: When the Shit hits the fan Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch: Summit and more! Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch: The Summit report... Check here for the full dispatch.

Dispatch: Everyone is back in BC. The weather forecast failed completely...

Dispatch: This might be the last dispatch from the expedition. It is not because we would not be planning to come back to Base Camp but because our fellow climbers from Montreal, Canada (Claude & Chic) are leaving within a couple of days.... Check here for the full dispatch.

 





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