K2Climb.net has posted a report that Simone Moro is finally making his summit push on Broad Peak. After waiting for three weeks for the weather to clear, it looks like there will be a three day window for him to go for the top. If everything goes as scheduled, he should summit on Friday.
Simone is attempting the first Winter summit on Broad Peak, and arrived plenty early this year to begin setting up camps, and fixing lines. He quickly climbed some of the more technical sections, and soon had Camp 3 established. But then the weather turned, as it’s apt to do in the Karakoram this time of year, and it’s been nothing but cold, snow, and wind since.
Broad Peak is an 8047m (26,400 ft) peak located in Pakistan, approximately five miles from K2. It is the twelfth highest mountain in the World. It derives it’s name from the fact that it’s summit peak is over a mile long, and it’s renowned for cold winters, nasty winds, and plenty of snow.
Good luck Simone! Hopefully you’ll have good news for us on Friday!
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