Everest Summiter Gerfried Goschl reports
Earlier: After altogether 26 hours bus travel (approx. 800km) on the Karakorum Highway on 20 June in Skardu concerned the expedition. All participants are well. Gerfried was received from the mayor of the city Besham solemnly and like promised a part of the donation money handed over. The people thank you there many times for the generous support of the earthquake assistance. Particularly the company AMO (Advanced Medical Optics) is to emphasize here as well as the family of the Brucker of eye prime acre Dr. Markus Grasl. For all participants there was also still another meal with the highest representatives alpine club of Pakistan, whom the expedition this way their respect for the enterprise wanted to express. Today (22.Juni) is further to Askole, the last locality. From there the troop becomes in 5 days in the Basecamp of the Broad peak trekken. Tomorrow (23.Juni) a Live interview on radio Steiermark is planned. )
Earlier: Dear EverestNews.com, all members are save and sound in Skardu. Its real hot here!! Tomorrow we depart for Askole. We want to reach BC of Broad Peak on 27. June. Nice greetings, Gerfried Goschl
Earlier: Dear EverestNews.com, on Saturday (day of the Broad Peak first climb) we had our official kickoff in a festival with many climbers of Broad Peak (Wintersteller and Diemberger, Doug Scott, Simone Moro, Siegi and Gaby Hupfauer, Viki Goselj, Janusz Majer and ......).
We got some money for my families help-project for the earthquake victims in Pakistan. Big thanks to the organizers of the festival, the children of Markus Schmuck (who died 1,5 years ago) and Fritz Wintersteller.
We are the Austrian International OeAV Broad Peak Golden Jubilee and K2 Expedition 2007. OeAV is the short form of the Austrian Alpine Club . Also the first climb of the Broad Peak had been a OeAV expedition.We are very happy about the information from our agent Mr. Asghar Ali Porik that our cargo already arrived in Islamabad. He stored 58 pieces for us!
On Sunday 17. June we will leave. If all works well we will reach BC of Broad Peak latest on 27. June.
We are 22 climbers, together we have already climbed 21 8000m-summits. We are from 7 nations (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Mexico and Ecuador). Nearly all climbers are good friends of mine. They climbed with me already in the big mountains or shared the same goals.
We want to climb together 2 mountains, first Broad Peak, then K2. After Broad Peak some of us will leave the BC to walk home. 9 of us (Me, Günther Unterberger, brothers Hans and Georg Wenzl, Ronald Newerkla, Kilian Volken, Louis Rousseau, Ken Hill and Pepe Jijon) will go up to the BC of K2 to attempt the mountains, after a well acclimatisation on BP, in a fast and light .....
We hope that weather and health will be good to us.
Next news will be from Pakistan.
Autor: Gerfried Göschl
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