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 Golden Jubilee 2007

A small Austrian expedition achieved a remarkable climb in the year 1957. The first ascent of Broad Peak 8047m was planned and done without the help of high altitude porters, without artificial oxygen, and without base camp support. All 4 members of the expedition reached the summit on the same day, the 9th of June 1957.

The month of June 2007 will be the month of the Golden Jubilee 2007 of Broad Peak First Ascent. Events will be carried out in Austria and Pakistan. The "Night of the First Ascent" takes place in the Congress Centre of Salzburg, Austria on Saturday, June 9, 2007 as of 5:00 pm.

The "Night of the First Ascent" is organized by Broad Peak Club in close cooperation with the Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. We present a collection of Broad Peak 8047m Summit Pictures from 1957 to 2006. The program includes German and English contributions of some of the world's best mountaineers as guest speakers, presenting slide- and multi-media shows, vintage films, new books, and an exposition of the original expedition equipment. The summiteers of the 1957 expedition, Kurt Diemberger, Fritz Wintersteller, and the liaison officer, Qader Saeed have confirmed their participation.

We say farewell to the Broad Peak Jubilee Expedition of Gerfried Göschl and his team. Donations and proceeds of the event go to the Göschl Family Aid for Pakistan and to Doug Scott's Community Action Nepal in support of school projects under the patronage of Rotary International.

Nine Austrians have climbed five of the world's 14 highest mountains for the first time, among them three were members of the Edelweiss Club Salzburg (Kurt Diemberger, Marcus Schmuck, and Fritz Wintersteller). The other six Austrians are Hermann Buhl, Josef Jöchler, Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch, Herbert Tichy und Johann Willenpart.

The Edelweiss Club Salzburg decorates the event with giant oil paintings of Broad Peak and will open the legendary Edelweisser Bar that usually opens only one day per year on the last Friday in January.

The event was very successful and had 650 visitors and 30 international top mountaineers. Because of our sponsors we could donate € 3,000.00 to the Göschl Family Aid for Pakistan and to Doug Scott's Community Action Nepal in support of school projects.

The ORF produced the TV documentary "Alpinstil in der Todeszone" (trailer download).

BPC Membership 2007: € 60

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The Association of Mountaineers Edelweiss Club Salzburg has been founded in 1881. Nine Austrians have climbed five of the world's 14 highest mountains for the first time, among them three members of the Edelweiss Club Salzburg. Thus, Austria became the most successful Nation in storming the Himalayas and achieved a high recognition and reputation in the Alpine world. Email

 

The OEAV-Section Salzburg has its Office at Nonntaler Hauptstrasse 86, 5020 Salzburg. Phone: +43-662-822692 and FAX: +43-662-827570 and Email: service@alpenverein-salzburg.at Further Information about excursions, youth programs and local groups is available at the Office
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