Monday, March 10

Badass, So Close!

Huge congrats to Simone Moro, Shaheen Baig and Qudrat Ali for this winter's efforts on Broad Peak. No 8000'er in Pakistan has been climbed during calendar winter but these guys survived some hellish days and made a heck of a summit push to get very close and still live to climb another day.From, "They were the last men standing but yesterday also the final attempt on a winter Himalaya 8000er ascent this season turned unsuccessful.

Reportedly, only 247 meters remained to the top of Broad Peak when the mountaineers had to obey their cutoff time of 2 pm. Simone reports the upper climb was slow due to unexpected crevasses and climbing from camp 3 without rope.

Check out the full story and past reports here.

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