Broad Peak: Another Setback for Urubko, Bowie

Denis Urubko and Don Bowie are safe in camp at 7,000m on Broad Peak, ensconced in the same crevasse that Urubko used on a previous push. However, Urubko reports that Bowie is extremely sick with “pulmons”. It’s unclear whether he means flu or more seriously, pulmonary edema. After resting for the night, the two will rappel back to Base Camp tomorrow.

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. Canada's premier arctic traveler, he is the author of The Horizontal Everest and Arctic Eden, and is currently working on a book about adventures in Labrador. In 2018, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada.


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anonymous
anonymous
2 years ago

It was always a possibility that the illness Bowie experienced during the approach might return.

anonymous
anonymous
2 years ago

Bowie suffered from a pulmonary illness in the approach, and it was always a possibility this could return to haunt the expedition.

Faraz
Faraz
2 years ago

Dont want Urubko to come back without summit.