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.
Roctrip Millau - primo giornoIl Petzl Roctrip inizia giovedì 25 giugno nell'ambito dei Natural Games di Millau (Aveyron - France). Tutti gli atleti del mondo della scalata, del parapendio, della mountain bike e del kayak si riuniscono qui per celebrare questo gigantesco evento.
Expedition on Gasherbrum IIBurgdorf, June 2009
On Sunday we flew to Islamabad.
After long and careful considerations we have decided - despite the quite uncomfortable situation in the Swat Valley - to go to the Karakorum
and start our expedition to Gasherbrum II. Just back from the United States where my wife Nicole and I could climb by beautiful and warm weather, we soon have to say "Goodbye to the summer"... We go back to winter and we have to get used to cold temperatures and snow.
Champion de France 2009Alors ça, c'est une véritable bonne surprise.
Ayant sérré beaucoup
plus de ponceuses, disqueuses et autres machines de bricolage...que des
prises ces derniers temps, je suis heureux de constater que la grimpe
qualitative (relâchement et rési spécifique) sur laquelle j'ai orienté
mes temps de grimpe a payé. Je pense aussi que le fait d'avoir abordé cette compétition avec un maximum de détachement et de plaisir a beaucoup joué dans la balance...