Winter Climbs 2020: It’s Over on Broad Peak, Another Climber Airlifted From Everest

The past few days have been incredibly difficult ones for the winter mountaineering teams on Everest and Broad Peak. Both mountains have seen poor weather conditions over the past week, but the conditions had improved enough to allow the teams to go on the move. But by the time the weekend was over, one expedition … Read more

Winter Climbs 2020: Urubko Prepares for Possible Final Summit Bid

In the past few updates from the winter climbing scene we’ve mentioned that the clock is ticking for Denis Urubko, the lone remaining climber on Broad Peak this season. Generally, those references have been to Urubko’s self-imposed end date of March 1, which he sees as the first day of spring. But as it turns … Read more

Winter Climbs 2020: Weather Improves on Everest, Clock is Ticking on Broad Peak

The three remaining winter expeditions to 8000 meter peaks are all nearing a crucial stage. For the teams on Everest, good weather is in the forecast for the coming days, which means we could see some meaningful progress. But on Broad Peak, the stage is set for a summit push at long last, but the … Read more

Winter Climbs 2020: Climbers Depart Broad Peak Leaving Urubko To Go It Alone

The updates from the winter climbing expeditions just keep coming. Last week, we shared the news that Denis Urubko and Don Bowie had launched a summit bid on Broad Peak, only to pull the plug on that attempt when Bowie took ill. The duo returned to Base Camp, where Urubko shared the news that everyone … Read more

Winter Climbs 2019: Broad Peak Team Heads to Base Camp

The winter climbing season in the big mountains is officially underway. Explorers Web is reporting that Kazakh/Polish climber Denis Urubko, along with teammates Don Bowie of Canada and Lotta Hintsa of Finland have not only arrived in Pakistan, they’ve wasted no time in heading out to Skardu as well. The trio has its sites on … Read more

Karakoram Summer 2019: Nims Climbs Broad Peak for 11th 8000-Meter Summit

To say that it has been a successful season in the Karakoram for Nirmal “Nims” Purja would be a vast understatement. After kicking off his Bremont Project Possible expedition in Nepal this past spring, where he summited six 8000-meter peaks, the summer was expected to be no less daunting. With five such mountains on the … Read more

Karakoram Summer 2019: Summits on Broad Peak, K2 Teams on the Move

K2 Pakistan

If you read yesterday’s update from the Karakoram you probably already know that many of the teams there have either launched their summit bids on K2 or will soon head up the mountain. The weather conditions there continue to be very good and the forecast looks promising into the weekend, which has caused even more … Read more