The 3 HAPs and Thomas Laemmle opened the route on GII from 5550m to Camp 1 at 5920m; avoiding a track too close to Gasherbrum V (avalanche danger), Thomas reported. They found a way through the glacier at least 500m away from GV. courtesy Thomas Laemmle , SOURCE
Thomas Laemmle: "The icefall this year is quite tricky, a lot of open crevasses. The route so far is marked with 50 bamboo wands." courtesy Thomas Laemmle , SOURCE
82 porters and 15 donkeys arrived at Gasherbrum BC (5050m) last week. courtesy Thomas Laemmle, SOURCE
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(Newsdesk) Amical's two teams on Broad Peak and Gasherbrum II are safe at their Base Camps after setting up camps on the respective mountains. Their home team sent over news to ExplorersWeb today about their teams in Pakistan. All the climbers of Broad Peak and Gasherburum I + II are secure at their respective Base Camps, reported German home team member, Dominik Müller. "Today I had a telephone call from my Expedition leaders in BC at Broad Peak and GII + I. They are all okay and secure. The police and military...