Nine members international expedition for Broad Peak and K2 is under way. Currently the team is busy on the slopes of 12th highest 8000m Broad Peak (8051m). This is a guided expedition with the support of Nepalese sherpas and organized by Furtenbach Adventures. Considering the safest one among other 8000ers, the team has chosen Broad Peak to climb first and also to acclimatize in a much better way for the Karakoram Giant K2.
Sherpas are doing an excellent job for the team and they fixed the route till Camp – III at an altitude of 7100m. Followed by the team who spent one night at camp-I around 6000 m and one night at camp-II (6500m). The harsh weather seems to be the most challenging one as heavy snow continues to fall, now the climbers are back to BC.
Team members include: expedition leader Roland Striemitzer (Austria), David Roeske (USA), Fredrik Strang (Sweden), Michael Baertschi (Switzerland), Mark Mueller (Switzerland), Afi Gigani (Georgia), Mingma Sherpa , Ram Nurbu Sherpa and Nima Sherpa.
Pictures source: Furtenbach Adventures FB