Saad Mohamed was attempting to climb Broad Peak this summer.
We followed him with this diary of his journey…
“Looking at K2 during the summit push, while the night is still young.
“Little did we know that we’d have to abandon the attempt due to avalanches taking away whole portions of the fixed ropes beyond 7,500m”
“Arrived back at Camp I. Parched and exhausted. Seems like will have to push further on to find water.
“At the Japanese Camp I – almost down now. The mountain told us today what it is made of, we barely survived.
“Finally back at Base Camp after a very long day of climbing down. Too tired to compose a tweet.”
“Back at Camp 2 after a very eventful couple of nights at Camp 3.”
“Arrived at Camp 3 at 7:30pm. Very tough day. Asif Bhatti will attempt first summit push tonight.”
“Acclimatization point reached. Now heading back to base camp.”
“3:30pm we have arrived at Camp 2 of Broad Peak.”
“Low clouds slowly rising. We leave shortly for second rotation.”
“Gained roughly 100m beyond Camp 1, now heading back to base camp.”
“Arrived at Camp I of Broad Peak at 4pm. It was a tough long day.”
“First rotation today, good clear weather. Headed for Camp I of Broad Peak.”
“Arrived at Broad Peak Base Camp on 8th July. Exceptionally clear weather these past few days. Team is in high spirits.”