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I always wanted to visit the Himalayas in Pakistan. The mountains are legendary: Gasherbrum I,Gasherbrum II, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak and, of course, K2. The view from the confluence of three glaciers at Concordia is live postcard few get to see in person. In the summer of 2006, along with a team managed by Field Touring Alpine (FTA), I attempted Broad Peak (26,401') and planned to make a good effort on K2 (28,250').

I reached 21,000' on Broad or Camp 2 before abandoning the climb due to weakness that resulted from a severe bug I contracted on the trek in. The Karakorum ranges was magnificent and I was very lucky to have unbelievable weather for the month I spent there.

I sent frequent dispatches using a system that includes a digital camera, PDA and sat phone.

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Posted on May 8, 2006 12:54 PM U.S. Mountain Daylight Time

Welcome to the K2oo6 WorldClimb Expedition page. Please visit this page often to read the latest about the expedition or better yet sign up for automatic notification by entering your email address at the top of this page. I will be sending text and pictures like this one I took during a training climb on Longs Peak in Colorado in January. There will also be audio dispatches like the one above where I describe the technology I am using. And finally, I hope to send several video dispatches. Please view the one named "Alan Welcome" where I provide an overview of the expedition. As more videos are posted, they will be available from the drop-down list. I hope you enjoy following our climbs of Broad Peak and K2.