Monday, June 13, 2011

Broad Peak K2 Climbing Strategy

BROAD PEAK
Jun. 14th - Rest day at Sarkdu - Folding ropes and checking tents
Jun. 15th - Rest day at Sarkdu - Last shopping By jeeps to Askole (8-9 hrs) at 3000 meters.
Approach
Jun. 16th - By jeeps to Askole (8-9 hrs) at 3000 meters
Jun. 17th - Drive from Dumordu River to Jhola (8-9 hrs).
Jun. 18th - Trek to Paiyu, good views of Baltoro and trango group (7 hrs).
Jun. 19th - Day free at Paiyu for acclimatization (3600m).
Jun. 20th - Trek to Khuburtze (5-8 hrs): 4000 m.
Jun. 21st - Trek to Urdukas: 4-5 hrs walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine
Jun. 22nd - Trek to Goro II: Glacier for 3-4 hrs to the camp site at 4500 meters
Jun. 23rd - Trek to Concordia: 5-6 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views
Jun. 24th - Trek to Broad Peak Base Camp
Jun. 25th - Rest day at Base Camp
Jun. 26th - Rest day at Base Camp (wait for weather window)
Broad Peak Climbing Strategy
Once good weather window, I will try a Summit attempt which would follow this itinerary:
Day 1 : Base Camp to Camp 1
Day 2 : Camp 1 to Camp 2
Day 3 : Camp 2 to Camp 3
Day 4 : Camp 3 to Summit to Camp 3
Day 5 : Base Camp

Broad Peak Camps

1 week rest

K2 climbing strategy
when good weather window, I will try a Summit attempt which should follow the itinerary below:
Day 1 : Base Camp to Camp 1
Day 2 : Camp 1 to Camp 2
Day 3 : Camp 2 to Camp 3
Day 4 : Camp 3 to Camp 4
Day 5 : Camp 4 to Summit to Camp 3
Day 6 : Camp 3 to Base Camp

Please note that we will climbing the Cesen Route.



Red triangles will be our Camps

Route of K2 summit day

2 comments:

  1. Jason D'AmelioJune 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Keep moving forward Sophie and continue to break new ground and set new records. Good luck on this next peak.
    Jason

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  2. Best of luck on your next peak girl... keep on living life to the fullest, have fun, enjoy the view and blow us a kiss from up there... hehehe we will be thinking of you!. Here is to new records! and new possibilities... you can do it all!!
    XOXOXOXOX
    Vanessa, Mike and Michelle

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