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Broad Peak and Everest: Back to Base Camp

Don Bowie reports from Broad Peak: “Our 4th day on the mountain now. Denis, Lotta, and I made a single push from Base Camp to Camp 2 on the 29th. I am so proud of Lotta because it was a tough day with 1500m climbing in poor conditions and heavy packs, and she handled it like a champ. On the 30th, Denis and I pushed the route to 6,900m (essentially Camp 3), then returned to Camp 2 for the night. Yesterday (31st) Denis left early for Camp 3, and Lotta and I departed sometime after. (We hesitated because of the appearance of strong winds above us). “After two hours of climbing, the wind and blowing snow increased dramatically. Denis reached a crevasse below 7,000m and crawled inside to shelter. Lotta and I hastily found a small platform and pitched our…

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Originally posted 2020-02-02 18:37:06.

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