I always wanted to visit the Himalayas in Pakistan.
The mountains are legendary: Gasherbrum I,Gasherbrum II, Nanga
Parbat, Broad Peak and, of course, K2. The view from the confluence
of three glaciers at Concordia is live postcard few get to see
in person. In the summer of 2006, along with a team managed by Field
Touring Alpine (FTA), I attempted Broad Peak (26,401') and
planned to make a good effort on K2 (28,250').
I reached 21,000' on Broad or Camp 2 before abandoning
the climb due to weakness that resulted from a severe bug I contracted
on the trek in. The Karakorum ranges was magnificent and I was
very lucky to have unbelievable weather for the month I spent
I sent frequent dispatches using a system that includes
a digital camera, PDA and sat phone.
raised $300 with the T-Shirt sales for Pakistaini earthquake survivors
- Thank you!