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Postby Karrar Haidri » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:29 pm

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Postby Cy Kaicener » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:01 am

New Summitpost member Don Bowie is attempting (or has attempted) the unclimbed East
Face of K2 this summer.
http://www.donbowie.net/
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Postby Corax » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:49 am

Four more summits of the Russian team!!!
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Eugeny Vinogradsky, Nick Totmjanin, Gleb Sokolov and Alexey Bolotov.

Shabalin, Tukhvatullin, Kirievsky, Volodin and Gorelik are on the way towards the summit.

Edit/update: The five mentioned above have now also summited!

11 summits!
Incredible!
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Postby Corax » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:48 pm

Corax wrote:As far as I know, no Summitposter made it to any summit in the Karakoram this season.


I was wrong.
Lots of congratulations to Don!

http://www.summitpost.org/object_discussion.php?type=message_board&object_id=150257&discussion_id=58939#58939
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:48 pm

¡Enhorabuena Don! That's a great climb (on the Abruzzi spur)!
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Re: Karakorum wrap ups

Postby Karrar Haidri » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:53 am

Cy Kaicener wrote:New Summitpost member Don Bowie is attempting (or has attempted) the unclimbed East
Face of K2 this summer.
http://www.donbowie.net/


Our small team of three first attempted a new route on the unclimbed East Face of K2 but were turned back at 6700 meters by killer avalanche conditions. The route (up to our high point, anyhow) was fantastic and is feasible with a small team and modern tactics. It's too bad we did not continue. I'd like to try it again, but- I think once on K2 is enough. (Somebody tell that to Billy Pierson)

After 3 summit attempts, we eventually summited on July 20, 2007 via the Abruzzi Spur. All three members climbed without oxygen or porters/sherpas, and without establishing any camps on the route. (We carried only one tent and one set of supplies)
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K6 / K7

Postby crackers » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:34 pm

Steve House, Vince Anderson, and Marko Pretzl have already done two new routes in the process of acclimitizing at the K6 / K7 base camp. Kelly Cordes, Scott DeCapio, Maxime Turgeon and LP Menard arrived today.

Max writes that "The North Face of K6 is INCREDIBLE!! I have never seen such a huge wall like this. it may be 9000 feet of steep, beautiful rock."
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Re: K6 / K7

Postby UncleBob » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:42 pm

crackers wrote:Steve House, Vince Anderson, and Marko Pretzl have already done two new routes in the process of acclimitizing at the K6 / K7 base camp. Kelly Cordes, Scott DeCapio, Maxime Turgeon and LP Menard arrived today.

Max writes that "The North Face of K6 is INCREDIBLE!! I have never seen such a huge wall like this. it may be 9000 feet of steep, beautiful rock."


Pretzl ?
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Re: K6 / K7

Postby crackers » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:12 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Pretzl ?


Haven't you heard of his incredible golden axe trick?

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Re: K6 / K7

Postby UncleBob » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:30 pm

crackers wrote:
UncleBob wrote:
Pretzl ?


Haven't you heard of his incredible golden axe trick?

:lol:


Thought it was one of his sponsors ...

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