Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: Teams unite – All Polish climbers on BP, GI climbers enroute.

(By Angela Benavides) The climbers left the wives for a great affair – Gasherbrum 1. Gerfried Göschl left Austria yesterday; Louis Rousseau – just back from Aconcagua – had barely time to do laundry before hauling his duffel bags back to Toronto airport; Alex Txikon is due to take a plane from Bilbao Sunday.

Gerfried and Louis will meet at Dubai’s airport Irish Pub; Alex will see both in Islamabad.

Already in the mountains, the Polish team is united on Broad Peak while on GII Simone and Denis hoped to pitch C2 yesterday.

That leaving feeling

To a climber, choosing just can’t be done. And she knows that to love him is to let him go. “It’s extremely hard to separate from my family,” Gerfried wrote. “[But] I’ve been dreaming of this project for so long. I can’t thank my wife enough for her tremendous support.” In his report, Louis had special words for his wife Candice as well.

The three have decided to walk to BC. In addition to GI, they hope to open a new route on Hidden Peak.

Broad Peak: All together in BC

The frontline climbers opened C2 and returned to base just in time to greet their mates, airlifted in yesterday.

The setup got approval from leader Artur Hajzer: “BC is close to the face at 4,850m and very well-organized,” he beamed. “There are carpets in the mess tent and inside temperature reaches +20 degrees Celsius.”

GII: Camp 2 next

Cory in BC with fever; Simone and Denis checked in Tuesday night from C1, planning to set up C2 yesterday and return to BC today.

Links to Karakoram 2011 winter teams:

Broad Peak

Polish Winter Broad Peak team website

GII

TNF journal
Simone Moro blog

GI

Gerfried Göschl
Gerfried’s SPOT tracking
Louis Rousseau

* Simone Moro website: – http://www.simonemoro.com/

* Simone Moro on Facebook: – facebook.com/moro.simone

* Previous story :

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: C1 ready on BP, cache near C1 on GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Polish secret on Nanga, news from GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Broad Peak and GII teams hit BC.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Simone Moro’s latest news and thoughts.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011 – The Beginning.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011.

Polish winter expedition to Broad Peak 2010/11, part 11. Zimowa wyprawa PZA na Broad Peak 2010/11.

Winning teams to join the Karakoram winter games: Poles, Simone & Denis for GII for Broad Peak.

* Related Links :

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Polskie wyprawy zimowe w Himalaje.

Artur Hajzer: POLSKI HIMALAIZM ZIMOWY – Plan rozwoju.

HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09 – part 21. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09 – cz.21. /Version english and polish/

Ice Warriors not give up – HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09. /Version english and polish/

– 2007 Winter Nanga Parbat: It’s over – http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=15523

Polish winter expedition to K2, 2002/3 /Version polish and english/

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Winter Manifesto of Krzysztof Wielicki – Manifest zimowy Krzysztofa Wielickiego /Version polish and english/

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 1

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 2

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 3

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 4

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