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Summit bid on G2 planned for the 14th

Summit bid on G2 planned for the 14th

This morning Philippe called from Base Camp. He feels great, eat much and is very motivated. They have a weather window coming up so the plan is to make a summit bid on Gasherbrum 2: 11th- Camp 1, 12th - Camp 2, 13th - Camp 3 (his birthday) and the 14th...

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Return to Camp 2/Retour au Camp 2

Return to Camp 2/Retour au Camp 2

Hi, we have news from Philippe in Camp Base (6 July): Serap and I are ready, the material is up on Camp 2 on Gasherbrum 2 but there is too much snow and avalanches to do a summit bid. Right now we have good weather so it is stabilizing. But we will have...

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Weather report/Prévision de météo

The new forecasts predict somewhat good weather for the next few days but the jet stream might return to the mountain the 9th and 10th. Some more snow might fall during the 9th if forecasts are correct and as of now the slopes on Gasherbrum 2 between...

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News from Philippe in Base Camp

News from Philippe in Base Camp

News from 3 July: "It is still very difficult to send email. Shortly, I have made a first acclimatisation climb to Camp 1 (5900m), returned back to BC, then we made a second climb to Camp 1 and then Camp 2 on Gasherbrum 2 (6450m). I came back to BC 3...

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Snowy conditions = base camp hang

Philippe and all other teams in the Gasherbrum Base Camp are still going to have to wait many days before they can start their summit push. The snow is falling and creating very unstable slopes, favourable for avalanches. If the conditions doesn't get...

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Confirmed News - 2 nights at Camp 2

It is now confirmed from Altitude Junkies website: Philippe and the other French independent climber Gorgan climbed to Camp 1and then Camp 2 on the 27th and 28th respectively and are planning to spend a second night at camp two for their personal acclimatization...

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Philippe is awaiting the good moment

Philippe is awaiting the good moment

Hi all, this is Anna writing from Islamabad and I am back from Base Camp. The technology hasn`t been great and I can only guess what is going on up there. The plan when I left Gasherbrum Base Camp the 23rd was that Philippe goes up to Camp 1 and sleep...

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Skardu (2200m)

June 9: Islamabad (500m) - Besham (600m) We left Islamabad after lunch hoping to reach Besham before the night. Most of the road was ok but many sections were very rough and took a lot of time. The scenery was nice and changing with the altitude, between...

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