Frenchman Serge Hardy is in the Karakoram this summer with talk of him going for a Broad Peak and Gasherbrum 1/2 treble.
Whatever he does, we will try and keep up with him with this diary…
“After approach, it’s Base Camp… After Base Camp is Camp 1, 5900 meters, stuck between G2 and G1. So the big maneuvers have begun: mounting equipment and food. The glacier is honestly scary down there, but actually inside it’s going pretty good… For now!”
“It is the third day of Trek on the Baltoro, and there, miracle of modern times, the telephone indicates “4g”.
“Grey is gradually giving way to white.”
“It’s large the Karakorum Highway… and it’s not quite an ordinary road… The work is done by hand and when you see the daily life of the guys working on this! We tell ourselves that the three kilos of dust we ingest during the day, well it’s not much.”
“Arrival at Skardu. A scream on the street: ′′ Serge!”.
“Friend Vitaly is also in the neighborhood, skiing the Broad Peak!”
“Welcome to Islamabad, Pakistan! Two hours of sleep, a little tour to the next market, and off to Skardu. Let’s count 18 hours of driving…”