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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon May 07, 2012 12:50 am

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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby dmiki » Mon May 07, 2012 1:32 pm

Hungarian Tibor Horváth killed between C2 and C3 on Annapurna by avalanche. RIP

Don Bowie's report and pictures from two weeks ago:
http://www.donbowie.com/the-day-the-mou ... -part-1-2/
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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon May 07, 2012 7:43 pm

dmiki wrote:Hungarian Tibor Horváth killed between C2 and C3 on Annapurna by avalanche. RIP

http://www.hirado.hu/Hirek/2012/05/07/1 ... rna_I.aspx :cry:
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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby lsheen » Thu May 10, 2012 12:10 am

Anyone heard any news on SP member Don Bowie's current attempt on Annapurna North Face? Read the posts about the avalanches on ExplorersWeb, they're over a week old. No recent news on donbowie.com (his old site was: calpinist.com), either.

I hope that no news is good news!

Anna NF is one dangerous route... makes Herzog & Lachenal's '50 ascent all the more remarkable! Enjoyed Viestur's take too: 1st time there, NO WAY. Tried South Anna ascent via East Ridge, NO WAY. Finally succeeded on NF regular route, RUSHED through the "gauntlet" under the threatening seracs of the sickle glacier.

Annapurna... ANY route... "pucker factor" = MAX.

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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu May 10, 2012 1:25 am

Perhaps Karrar Haidri and his Explorer Web's mates know something about Don Bowie :(
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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby Cy Kaicener » Thu May 10, 2012 2:52 am

Here is Don Bowies facebook news and facebook friends

http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Bowie/617711639
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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu May 10, 2012 9:51 am

There is no news from him in May Cy
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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu May 10, 2012 6:25 pm

Diego Sahagún wrote:Perhaps Karrar Haidri and his Explorer Web's mates know something about Don Bowie :(

I've asked (private message) Karrar about Don but our fellow SPer hasn't been in SP since May 2nd.. :?
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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri May 11, 2012 4:10 pm

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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby lsheen » Sat May 12, 2012 3:24 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:
Diego Sahagún wrote:Perhaps Karrar Haidri and his Explorer Web's mates know something about Don Bowie :(

I've asked (private message) Karrar about Don but our fellow SPer hasn't been in SP since May 2nd.. :?


My sense is that our esteemed fellow SP'er Karrar Haidri is more in touch with Karakorum happenings - he is Pakistani, after all! I always appreciate his dedication and thoroughness when publishing his excellent Himalayan wrap-ups, but I think his info is quicker from his native area - the majestic Kakarorum Range.

I pray that the goddess Annapurna has been propitious to Don Bowie, and that we will hear good news of Don in the near future. Don's photos here on SP from his Annapurna South Face attempt are among my favorite pics on this GREAT site...

Full of hope,

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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby lsheen » Sat May 12, 2012 3:26 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:There is no news from him in May Cy


And thank you both, Diego and Cy, for answering my original post/question.

I'm sure we all share best wishes for Don...

Peace,

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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby Diego Sahagún » Sat May 12, 2012 4:12 pm

Karrar answered that: "thanks DIEGO for your message, I will check and let you know".
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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby Diego Sahagún » Sat May 12, 2012 4:17 pm

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Re: Himalaya wrap-ups

Postby lsheen » Sat May 12, 2012 6:24 pm

sjarelkwint wrote:What route is he actually climbing? It seems that he only writes in BC and not when on route. Also it seems from his reports that he is climbing alone and not really in a group and that it seems like he is trying to do anna solo but also no O2 and no sherpas.

Can it be that he isnt on the main route but is trying a different route? Seemed like going to C2 was just messing around to get some acclimatisation in ... Though not the ideal place to mess lol


I thought he was doing the Dutch Rib variant... not 100% positive, tho.

It's been around 10 days since he last posted, seems like a long time to be above base camp on an 8,000er.

Praying for good news,

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