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Saxon Karakorum Expedition

Setup Base Camp

Two days in base camp are behind us. At our arrival day, we had to sort all equipment and setup our tents. Yesterday we had to sign a lot of Greeting Cards to friends and sponsors.
This morning, we gave farewell to the trekking group that accompanied us. We had a lot of fun and adventures with them and so the farewell was sad. We had to build up a new main tent because the former disappeared with the trekking group. Afterwards, we put all expeditions stuff in our new main tent where it will stored for the next 38 days.

Thereafter, we took the opportunity to out up our personal tents, and to arrange our personal equipment. In the afternoon, we made plans for the next days. 

On 10th. July, we want to ascend 500 meters to establish a depot in the Gasherbrum glacier with the large tent for camp 1. At 4.00 a.m. the night will be over and we will get for the mountain the first time.

Olaf Rieck

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