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Monday
Sep282009

Home Sweet Home

Nothing is quite like the happiness of returning home after being in the mountains for 2 months.  Here, Ibrahim Munna reunites with his daughter and newest son after his return from K2.   Munna was with Dave for the past 2 summers taking care of the guys, cooking, running base camp and being a great friend.  

Saturday
Sep262009

Getting ready to Ski!

Broad Peak, 2008    7600 meters

The transition to skiing.   Andy Selters photo

Friday
Sep252009

Sunrise on the shoulder of K2, Aug 4

Korean Kim Hong Bin walks up the shoulder of K2 at 8150 meters on the morning of Aug 4.  The tents of camp 4 can be seen below.  The three tall peaks on the right are Gasherbrum I, II, III. 

Wednesday
Sep232009

House Chimney, Abruzzi Ridge 6,500 meters

This is what it is like to be in the House Chimney.  The ropes were pretty tattered and fairly old.  The ladder I found unnecessary as there were really good hand and foot holds all throughout.  Fun climbing, I'd give it a 5.7 rating.

Tuesday
Sep222009

Gasherbrum IV 7,925 meters

 

If there were a mountain to rival K2, GIV would probably be it.