Long Routes - Petzl Team extend themselvesThe Petzl Roc trips get better and better, bigger and bigger. This year was no exception, with single pitch routes 100m long, I don't think they get any longer. I was invited again, obviously as the token Brit, there for dry humour and poor dress sense and perhaps because I've won a few trips, even up against the likes of Sharma and Andrada. Fortunately they hadn't spotted it was clearly either a fluke or involved some serious cunning. On performance alone I think I'd be lucky to scrape in!
Summit success for Ueli Steck at Gasherbrum IIFriday, July 3 2009 - Gasherbrum base camp:
It is running quite good here. From Tuesday until Wednesday I was
already for the second time at camp 2 at 6500 meters. Overnight. The
weather was pretty bad. Nicole, my wife, descended from camp 1 back to
Base Camp with two Pakistani.
Expedition Gasherbrum II - Base campOn Saturday, June 20th (after a journey of nearly two weeks) we reached Gasherbrum base camp (5100m).
The formalities at the government in Islamabad were quickly settled.
Should the political situation in Pakistan get critical, we provided
also the visa for China. So we would be able to fly out from China - just in case.