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Menno Boermans – Broad Peak 2004 Expedition

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Menno Boermans - Broad Peak 2004 Expedition

Driving from Skardu to Askole.

Porters on their way to basecamp.

Porters on their way to basecamp.

Gary Pfisterer is crossing the river near Jula.

Gary Pfisterer is crossing the river near Jula.

Heading towards camp 1 via the glacier route.

Heading towards camp 1 via the glacier route.

Climbing on Broad Peak at about 7000 meters.

Climbing on Broad Peak at about 7000 meters.

A Dutch climber takes some rest in camp 2 after descending from camp 3 with HACE.

A Dutch climber takes some rest in camp 2 after descending from camp 3 with HACE.

Rescue operation of a French climber. He has been brought down from camp 3 to basecamp with HACE and HAPE.

Rescue operation of a French climber. He has been brought down from camp 3 to basecamp with HACE and HAPE.

A goat is slaughtered by cook Abbas, K2 in the background.

A goat is slaughtered by cook Abbas, K2 in the background.

Pay day in basecamp. The porters get their money for their good job.

Pay day in basecamp. The porters get their money for their good job.

Paul Walters shows his video to some Balti porters.

Paul Walters shows his video to some Balti porters.

Hiking in to basecamp.  Porters strike in camp Gore 2 at the Baltoro glacier.  \

Hiking in to basecamp. Porters strike in camp Gore 2 at the Baltoro glacier. “Too much snow sir”

Menno Boermans – Broad Peak 2004 Expedition

In the summer of 2004 an international expedition climbed Broad Peak, an 8,047 meter high mountain in the Karakoram, Pakistan. Mick Parker and Paul Walters (both Australian) were succesfull on the 27th of July. None of the other climbers reached the summit. They all were “ready to go” at 7,250 meter (Camp 3), but bad weather forced them to descend the next day. Unfortunately the weather did not improve for a long time and they had to seize their attempts to climb Broad Peak. But maybe the most important fact is that all climbers had a fantastic time and they enjoyed climbing in the Karakoram!