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Broad Peak Winter 2008 1 Jan 2009 12:00 AM
Camp 2: Phone Dispatch from Don by Webteam

(9:30 pm Pakistan Time) "Happy New Year greetings to all my family, friends, and supporters. We are back in base camp now, but we spent last night at Camp 2 at 6300 meters, temperature -35C. "

 
Donus Bowius, Luke Hajzer-Walker czwarty, Rob Vader
picture by Artur Hajzur

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Christmas Eve at Base Camp filmed by Artur Hajzer by Webteam

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Pictures of ascent to Camp 1 by Don Bowie
Here are a few images of our ascent to Camp 1. The weather was clear and reasonable for climbing- let's hope it stays that way. (But we know it won't!) Next on the agenda, Camp 2....Obviously.

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Artur approaches Broad Peak as clouds bend around K-2Artur and Robert in the entry couliorDon follows mixed terrain below Camp 1
Robert in narrow coulior just below Camp 1Don & Artur at Camp 1Don fixes icy slabs above camp 1
Broad Peak Winter 2008 29 Dec 2008 12:00 AM
Camp 1: Phone dispatch from Don by Webteam

At 8:30 pm Pakistan time (8:30 am MST on Dec. 27)  Don phoned to tell us that he, Artur, and Robert had reached Camp 1 on Broad Peak (approximately 5600+ meters).  The team will be spending the night in Camp 1 and then, weather permitting, hoped to continue up the mountain to set ropes to Camp 2. "There is not much snow, but a lot of ice and rock." As they were settling in for a nights rest, Don said, "Our stomachs are full....of sauerkraut and kielbasa.... ....that's what one eats when climbing with Polish climbers. And, we are all in  really good spirits."

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