Piolet d'Or 2009
As a real celebration of worldwide mountaineering, the Piolets d'Or
undertakes to its defend fundamental values. This revitalised 17th
annual event will bring together mountaineers from all four corners of
the Earth in a veritable festival.
Expedition Gasherbrum II - Base camp
On 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.
Expedition on Gasherbrum II
Burgdorf, 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.
Summit success for Ueli Steck at Gasherbrum II
Friday, 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.