(By Angela Benavides) Less than a week after arrival in Base Camp, teams on the Karakoram 8000ers are trying to outrun the cold. On Broad Peak the Polish climbers are fixing ropes above C1 and climbers on GII left a cache near C1.
GII: Hard to imagine
A fierce storm prevented Simone, Denis and Cory to set up C1 as planned. A cache has been placed nearby though. The climbers had to reopen the trail on descent to BC, during which Simone had several crevasse-falls, Denis confirmed to RussianClimb.
“Altogether, we are satisfied and highly motivated,” Moro said. “Going out in the current conditions demands it. We’re -30ºC […] Without exaggerating, you can’t imagine how it is, here and now.”
Broad Peak: C1 and beyond
The four Polish climbers and two local porters in the Polish Broad Peak Expedition’s frontline group are setting up BC and working on the route at the same time. A first team of climbers have fixed rope half way to C2. Conditions in BC were sunny but -20ºC cold, with strong winds on the upper slopes.
A second group including Artur Hajzer and Robert Szymczak checked in earlier today from Skardu. They plan to acclimatize on nearby hills before getting a chopper lift to BC.
Links to Karakoram 2011 winter teams:
* Simone Moro website: – http://www.simonemoro.com/
* Simone Moro on Facebook: – facebook.com/moro.simone
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Filed under: Climbers, Karakoram, Simone Moro, Travel, winter expedition | Tagged: Artur Hajzer, Broad Peak, Climbers, Cory Richards, Denis Urubko, Gasherbrum II, Karakoram, Marek Klonowski, Simone Moro, Tomasz Mackiewicz, Travel, winter expedition |