Summits on Broad Peak
Carlos Pauner: Summit at last!
Spaniard Carlos Pauner summited Broad Peak today at 12:30, Pakistan time, according to Barrabes.com. Carlos’ mates José Villalta and Marta Alejandre eventually turned back. Due to problems with the satellite phone the Spaniards were unable to report until they reached back C3. Tomorrow they will proceed further down to BC.
Mondinelli: The lucky 13th
"Silvio 'Gnaro' Mondinelli, Marco Confortola, Ivan Vallejo, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Ralf Dujmovits, Fabio Iacchini, Edurne Pasaban and some other members of "Al Filo" team have reached the summit of Broad Peak at 12:30 p.m, local time," Silvio's wife Idel told ExplorersWeb earlier today. The climbers reported on high winds and over 12 hours needed to reach the summit from C3, since they had to break trail along the summit ridge.
"This has been the toughest climb I ever endured on an 8000er," Silvio told mate Marco Confortola, after the group stopped in C3 on the way back from the summit.
Silvio Mondinelli has become the 13th climber to complete the 14x8000ers quest. He is the third Italian to achieve the feat, after Reinhold Messner and Sergio Martini. He is also the 6th person to summit all the Great 14 without supplementary O2.
Read more on a previous story published today on ExplorersWeb.
Gerlinde/Ralf: Home team’s summit report
“Today at 12:30 Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Ralf Dujmovits and David Göttler reached the main sumit of Broad Peak,” reported Amical’s home team. “Daniel Bartsch stopped at the foresummit.”
“All were back in C3 by afternoon – they will sleep there tonight, in order to properly acclimatize before attempting K2, the team’s next goal.”
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