K2 and Broad Peak in 2006
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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.

Pakistan Earthquake Donations
PostScript: K2 Russian Deaths and Ger update plus Marcus' Summit Report
K2oo6 WorldClimb - A look back
Di and Ian Crevasse Rescue Report
Last FTA climber leaving K2
Ger Update: Stable in Skardu
Update on Ger's Injury on K2
Audio Dispatch from Ryan at K2 Basecamp
K2 – is it Over?
The guys are climbing K2!
BP Climbers leave safely, K2 avalanches plus new pictures and videos
Ryan Update from K2 Base Camp
Expedition Audio Dispatches
Austrian Leader dies near Summit of Broad
Expedition Audio Dispatches
A Difficult Summit Bid
Back Home plus a team of 4 pushing for the summit
The Right Thing To Do.
The Weather Turns
Summit Bid
Current Climber Location
First Summit for Field Touring Alpine K2006 WorldClimb
Expedition Audio Dispatches
Red Blood Cells at Camp 2
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Couscous at Camp 1
Climbing Broad Peak
The Climbing Begins
Broad Peak Base Camp
Expedition Audio Dispatches
You expect to have a bad day while climbing but not on the trek in!
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Skardu to Askole
Karakorum Highway
Islamabad, well almost
The journey begins
One week to go
Pre-Dispatches for K2oo6 WorldClimb and request for help
Expedition Communication Technology
Expedition Dispatch Plan