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Latok 1 urgent appeal: Oscar Perez stuck above 6500 meters

Postby Karrar Haidri » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:12 am

Latok 1 urgent appeal: Oscar Perez stuck above 6500 meters
for more detail http://www.k2climb.net/news.php?id=18574
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Postby WouterB » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:20 pm

Wouldn't want to get stuck up there :?
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Latok 1 urgent appeal - Oscar Perez stuck at 6500 meters

Postby Cy Kaicener » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:53 pm

Colin Haley was in the area in July and sent this report about conditions
http://colinhaley.blogspot.com/2009/07/ ... oktoi.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latok

http://www.p-guara.com/indice02.htm -- Pena Guara's website in Spanish -- See - Problemas En El Latok 09/08/2009

I wonder if a helicopter could make it up there?
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Latokrescue update

Postby Cy Kaicener » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:25 pm

Here is an update on the rescue on Latok
http://www.up-climbing.com/en/news/moun ... --s-rescue
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:16 am

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Latok 1 Urgent appeal - Oscar Perez stuck on Latok 1 (2)

Postby Cy Kaicener » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:40 am

Here is a further update on Oscar Perez - Time is not on his side. An ascent is planned for daybreak. A Pakistani army helicopter rescue is the second option but requires Oscar to be lowered or descend to a safer area.

http://mounteverest.net/news.php?id=18580
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Latok 2 urgent appeal

Postby Cy Kaicener » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:32 pm

More details of the rescue are here
http://www.climbing.com/news/hotflashes ... karakoram/
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:48 pm

http://www.p-guara.com/alta-dificultad/2009-latok(1)01.htm (in Spanish). Type (1)01.htm at the end of that URL
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Latok 2 urgent appeal to save Oscar Perez

Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:29 am

National Geographic Adventure says that US based Italian climber Fabrizio Zangrilli is the best hope to rescue Oscar.
There is a strong Spanish rescue team which includes Alvaro Novellon, Jordi Corominas, Simon Elias, Jordi Tosas, Jonathan Larranaga, and Dani Ascaso. (Added on Edit)
http://ngadventure.typepad.com/blog/200 ... -hero.html

http://desnivel.com (in Spanish)
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:41 am

Jordi Corominas is in the rescue team:

http://www.diariodelaltoaragon.es/Depor ... ?Id=585460
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Latok 2 urgent appeal - Oscar Perez stuck

Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:05 pm

Here are some intersting and strange comments and info made by Mr Lopez (and others) on uk climbing
http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=367787
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Postby zoran » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:11 pm

I am really sorry for Oscar.
I hope everything will work out nicely and Fabricio will reach him. Situation is desperate. Fast and light approach to the most difficult climbs sometimes fires back, but this was their choice and I am giving them full support from the bottom of my heart. It was brave and dangerous plan. Only the best climbers can plan and execute something like this. If everything went well we would all praise them as phenomenal climbers!

Regarding this UK blog and discussion ...
It's troubling to me to discuss something like this before Oscar is rescued and brought safely back to BC.
Statement that Tomaz is "more valuable" climber than Oscar is absolute nonsense. If Tomaz can see this comment he would be furious! Also, that Musharraf ordered pilot to rescue Tomaz even if he crash the chopper and sacrifice his own life is amazing insider detail! Pakistani pilots are the best in the world for high altitude actions. Now, they will be blamed that they fly only if "important" climber is in danger? Next will be that they won't fly because woman is stranded, or they flew because stranded climber is Muslim but they left Christian to die, etc.
It's very problematic what those guys posting.
At the end, Pakistani pilots could play crucial role in Oscar's rescue. I hope his life will be saved. I am sure he will climb so many mountains after this ordeal.
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Postby Corax » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:17 pm

zoran wrote:I am really sorry for Oscar.
I hope everything will work out nicely and Fabricio will reach him. Situation is desperate. Fast and light approach to the most difficult climbs sometimes fires back, but this was their choice and I am giving them full support from the bottom of my heart. It was brave and dangerous plan. Only the best climbers can plan and execute something like this. If everything went well we would all praise them as phenomenal climbers!

Regarding this UK blog and discussion ...
It's troubling to me to discuss something like this before Oscar is rescued and brought safely back to BC.
Statement that Tomaz is "more valuable" climber than Oscar is absolute nonsense. If Tomaz can see this comment he would be furious! Also, that Musharraf ordered pilot to rescue Tomaz even if he crash the chopper and sacrifice his own life is amazing insider detail! Pakistani pilots are the best in the world for high altitude actions. Now, they will be blamed that they fly only if "important" climber is in danger? Next will be that they won't fly because woman is stranded, or they flew because stranded climber is Muslim but they left Christian to die, etc.
It's very problematic what those guys posting.
At the end, Pakistani pilots could play crucial role in Oscar's rescue. I hope his life will be saved. I am sure he will climb so many mountains after this ordeal.


Yes, let's hope for the best on Latok.

I checked some posts by that guy in the UK forum. He seems to "know" a lot about all and everything. I don't think it's worth paying too much attention to.
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Latok urgent appeal - Oscar Perez stuck

Postby Cy Kaicener » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:54 am

Corax is right. Also the Pakistani Air Force is doing a great job.
Updates are also available on http://www.fieldtouring.com
Here are some images http://www.fieldtouring.com/?p=1520 Courtesy of the Pena Guara website

http://k2climb.net/news.php?id=18591

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/ ... 83,00.html -- Time
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