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Benedikt skiing down high above C4, at 7700m (click to enlarge).
ABC (or C1) at 5900 m. Clearly seen in background, the "Banana" shaped section on the SW-spur (click to enlarge).
DAV Summit Club group climbing between C2 and C3, at 6600 m (click to enlarge).


Benedikt and Luis climbing the steep part below C3, at 6800m (click to enlarge).
Luis ascending between C2 (6500 m) and C3 (6950 m).
Benedikt and Sebastian on the top - 8035m (click to enlarge).


Luis descending, just below C3. All images courtesy of Luis Stitzinger (click to enlarge).

Gasherbrum II-express debrief: The first German ski descent of G2; a 17 hour roundtrip

Posted: Oct 17, 2006 02:03 pm EDT

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(K2Climb.net) In August we managed to do a speed ascent on G2 followed by a complete ski descent, investing a total of 17 hours from ABC to ABC, German Luis Stitzinger reported to ExplorersWeb. Teaming up with fellow skitourers Benedikt Böhm and Sebastian Haag, Luis launched a summit bid on GII four weeks after reaching BC. The plan was to apply alpine methods in Karakorum; climb and ski down an 8000er in only one day. Testing Alps skitouring race methods in the KarakorumIn the Alps, if you travel really light and bring...

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