Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Other Peaks

Bad Weather ends Dujmovits and Hansen’s Biarchedi I attempt

Bad luck and bad weather has halted the attempt on the unclimbed Biarchedi 1 by Ralf Dujmovits and Nancy Hansen.

Ralf explained his disappointment;

“We needed six days of good weather in order to get safely up and down the remote, unclimbed Biarchedi I (6,810 m) in Pakistan’s Karakoram mountains. With a forecast of 4.5 days of good weather, we headed up, but the snow started again after only one day and our good weather window was shortened to 2.5 days – not nearly what we needed.”

“After an additional 30-40 cm of new snow, we headed down, bringing all of our things with us from our high point at 5,650 m (see picture). It is always terribly disappointing to have invested so much time, energy and money into such a trip, only to be shut down by almost three weeks of bad weather. Luck was not on our side.”