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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 June 3, 2006 02:51 PM U.S. Mountain Daylight Time

June 3 - Chilas, Pakistan Alan reports that the team arrived in Chilas after a 15 hour bus ride from Islamabad. The going was long and arduous with a few members getting car sick. Their accomodations for the night are in a small and clean hotel in Chilas. Tomorrow they will again travel by bus to Skardu. Alan will try to get a dispatch out sometime tomorrow after arriving in Skardu.