Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: C3 on GII summit push, Thefts in BC, Polish climber to be evacuated.

(Angela Benavides) Attention is on GII, where Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards are pushing for the peak’s first winter ascent. Denis Urubko emailed Lena Laletina from C3 this morning, reporting slightly better conditions and the team ready to attempt the summit tomorrow.

Yesterday, Denis and Simone checked in over SMS from C2 at 6,500m. Both reported rough weather (wind and snowfall), but hoped on forecasts announcing an improvement today – which luckily proved right.

Update on other winter 8000ers

Aiming for winter GI Gerfried, Louis and Alex had a nasty surprise upon arrival in BC yesterday: part of the barrels which they had left stocked in October 2010 had been ravaged and some precious supplies were stolen.

Things are tough also on Broad Peak for Polish team member Arkadiusz Grzadziel, who yesterday showed symptoms of pulmonary embolism. After a first emergency airlift failed yesterday – the chopper was grounded due to bad conditions – hopefully the sick climber will be evacuated today. Update: Arkadiusz was successfully evacuated to hospital in Skardu.

Links to Karakoram 2011 winter teams:

Broad Peak

Polish Winter Broad Peak team website

GII

TNF journal
Simone Moro blog
Denis Urubko blog

GI

Gerfried Göschl
Gerfried’s SPOT tracking
Louis Rousseau
Alex Txikon

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

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

* Previous story :

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: GII – Simone and Denis on summit push?

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

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 15. 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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