A diary of today’s events on the mountains of the Karakoram…
“Our team established camp 1 on Broad Peak! After setting camp 1 on K2.”
“Tomorrow the Team A is heading to establish camp 2 and will monitor the weather and push towards camp 3”
“Past four months have been very challenging and life in civilisation isn’t simple for a mountaineer. I have started feeling alive as soon as I am back to the mountains. Thank you Elia Saikaly for being a companion on the first days of our trek.”
“At Goro II. Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow I will be at base camp and history will begin.”
“This morning, he leaves for Camp 1 in his first round of acclimatization. He will sleep there and, if he is okay, he will try to progress to Camp 2 before descending.”
“Through some non-stop trekking and hard work, we have reached Goro-II today on our 4th day. Simply amazing to experience cellphone and internet reception of SCO at this isolated place. Looking forward to reach K-2 basecamp tomorrow.”
“One of the most impressive feats of brute strength I have witnessed.
“The rock slab that Fida Ali moved on his back today defies description (other than to describe it as 4” by 4′ by 1 1/2′).
“And a super nice guy to spend the next few months with to boot.”
“Today the team reached Camp 1 and if weather permits they will progress to Camp 2 tomorrow.
“Travelling with their High Altitude Porter team from Summit Karakoram.”
“Tonight at three o’clock we set out to ascend Pastor Peak. We started from the base camp, which is located at an altitude of 5200 m. This is a cozy place, to which you can trek from the Broad Peak base camp for 3.5 hours.”
“The weather was wonderful, the mood was good, the views were crazy! Unfortunately, it was not possible to reach the summit — upon reaching, we stumbled into a zone of cracks. We decided not to risk it, turned around, and went down.”
“There were four of us: me, Anton Pugovkin, Alexander Kedrov and Alexander Toshchilin. And all of us got acclimatized at about 6 thousand meters. Tomorrow we are planning a day of rest.
“And on July 1, if weather permits, we will go to the first camp at Broad Peak for the night.”
“From my tent at Camp 1, 5600m on Broad Peak., you can see Concordia and Chogolisa.
I’m very happy to be here.”
“At Skardu airport, pumped to get expedition unicorn on its way!”
“After 7 days of trekking, yesterday we arrived at the Base Camp (5040m). Tonight we are going to make our way to Camp 1, to start the acclimatisation.”
“Very Obviously some complications occurred. Something fell down on a road and blocked us in the Babusar pass. We spent the night on the floor of our minibus. We are quite tired, but it was also our first unexpected acclimatisation as Babusar height is about 4000meters. We reached Karimabad at 6 in the evening. We plan to stay for two nights and the day after tomorrow we will climb on Sang-e-Marmar mountain where we plan to do our acclimatisation on its slopes reaching 6997m.”
“Well done! Congratulations! Our honorable French Expedition members successfully summited K13 Peak in the Kondus Valley Pakistan!”