Text Box: Xpedition 8000

Day

Proposed Itinerary

Hotel/Camp

01

Arrive in Islamabad/Rawalpindi

Envoy Continental  Hotel

02

Official Formalities and Preparations

Envoy Continental  Hotel

03

Drive to Chilas or Fly to Skardu (weather permitting)

Shangri-La Hotel

04

Drive to Skardu or Free Day in Skardu

K2 Hotel

05

Final Preparations and Packing of Porter Loads in Skardu

K2 Hotel

06

Drive To Askole

Camp

07

Trek to Jhula

Camp

08

Trek to Paiju

Camp

09

Rest Day at Paiju

Camp

10

Trek to Urdukus

Camp

11

Trek to Goro II

Camp

12

Trek to Broad Peak Base Camp

Camp

13-66

Climbing Days

Camp

67

Trek to Goro II

Camp

68

Trek to Kurburche

Camp

69

Trek to Bardumal

Camp

70

Trek to Korofong

Camp

71

Trek to Askole and Drive to Skardu

K2 Hotel

72

Flight to Islamabad or Drive to Chilas (if no flight)

Shangri-la Hotel (Chilas)

73

Free Day or Drive to Islamabad (if no flight yesterday)

Envoy Continental  Hotel

74

Contingency Day

Envoy Continental  Hotel

75

Home Bound Flight

Envoy Continental  Hotel

This year, Nicholas Rice will climb as a member of both the “French K2 Expedition 2008” and the  “France Broad Peak Expedition 2008” teams led by Hugues D’Aubarede and Jean Pierre Bouchard respectively. K2 is the second highest mountain in the world and is also called the “Savage Mountain” named for its mortality rate of nearly 28 percent. Fewer than 200 climbers have reached it’s icy summit at a staggering 8611 meters or 28,251 feet. It is seen by most mountaineers as the ultimate challenge, combining technical challenges with inherent dangers due to its steep icy slopes and extreme altitude. Nick will be climbing via the South-Southeast Spur Route. Broad Peak is the 12th highest mountain on Earth at 8,047 meters or 26,400 feet. The first ascent of Broad Peak was made on June 9th, 1957 by an Austrian team. The peak was originally named K3 before it was discovered that the summit was over 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) long when it became known as Broad Peak. Nicholas Rice attempted Broad Peak in 2007, but was forced to turn around at the col at 7,800 meters due to symptoms of cerebral edema. This will be Nick’s fourth consecutive 8000 meter expedition in Pakistan and  seventh 8000 meter expedition.  Nick will be attempting K2 solo utilizing no high altitude porters or supplemental oxygen.

Nicholas Rice will be attempting to climb K2 and Broad Peak solo without supplemental oxygen.  Logistics will be provided by Adventure Tours Pakistan.

K2 South-Southeast Spur Expedition 2008         

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