File image of Markus Kronthaler, courtesy of his website (click to enlarge).
Saturday Piotr Pustelnik, Piotr Morawski and Peter Hamor did an unexpected summit push on BP normal route. Pustelnik (in the middle) and Hamor (left) summited on Saturday - Morawski aborted his push to help down the Austrian climber, and summited alone the next day. Image of the three climbers courtesy of HiMountain.pl (click to enlarge).
Gerrard and Wilco made it to the front (rocky) summit of Broad Peak. Live image of Wilco over Contact 3.0 courtesy of Wilco's homesite (click to enlarge).
I hope to climb Broad Peak in 2007 to celebrate its 50th anniversary, said Juanito Oiarzabal whilst showing his amputated toes. Image of Juanito in Islamabad courtesy of Karrar Haidri/ExplorersWeb Pakistan (click to enlarge).
Ueli Steck, Hans Mitterer and Cedric Haehlen reached the summit of GII East earlier this morning, via a new route from the peak's north side. Topo of the new route to GII's East point courtesy of Kari Kobler (click to enlarge).
A crew member of Al Filo de lo Imposible documentary series (left) with Nazir Ahmed, owner of Hushe Treks & Tours, during Oiarzabal's expedition briefing in Islamabad. Image courtesy of Karrar Haidri / ExplorersWeb Pakistan (click to enlarge).
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(K2Climb.net) Weather is turning for worse, high winds are approaching the Pakistan 8000ers, spiking at 45 m/s on the 7000 meter level Thursday and Friday. Several summits were reached in the last good weather days the past weekend, but not without a toll. Markus Kronthaler, leader of the Austrian team, died out of exhaustion between Friday and Saturday he and climbing mate Sepp Bachmair had bivouacked at the foresummit and proceed to the summit on Friday morning, but couldnt make it back to Camp. Piotr Pustelniks team...