billi bierling female mountaineer and journalist from Germany

A few days of rest

It has been exactly 21 days since we left Sbroad peak basecamp locationkardu and we have actually achieved quite a lot. Sergey, Rene, Simba and I have spent 3 nights on broad peak. The first night we were at the tiny site of Camp 1 at 5,300m and the following two nights at Camp 2 at 6,120m. It has been quite interesting climbing a big hill in the summer as the temperatures are much milder and hardly get below zero – even above 6,000m. However, it could also have to do with the heat wave that is currently spreading through large parts of Asia – and even Europe as I hear.

I am now back at K2 base camp to rest for a few days before I go back up the hill and stay one or two nights at Camp 3, which will probably be between 7,000 and 7,300m to acclimatise and weather permitting I am hoping to attempt for the summit at the end of July.

billi bierling photo of k2

So far I have been feeling good and strong with only the heat being a bit debilitating. Over the past few days many expeditions have arrived at both K2 and Broad Peak and I had the pleasure to meet some old friends, such as Ivan Vallejo from Ecuador or Tunc Findik from Turkey. I guess this is what I love about my job with Miss Elizabeth Hawley – I know so many people and it is always good to bump into them.

I will try and send another update once I come back from camp 3 but in the meantime you can always checkwww.himex.com.

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4 Responses

  1. Mohammad said on July 14, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Dear Billi
    Hope you a safe ascent.
    Take care and seize the day.

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  2. Robby Meyding said on July 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Grias di Billy, I wish you`reach the summit of Broad Peak and valley below later. If you find some nice stones on your way down, pick´em up and bring them home,if they`re not to big and heavy. Gutes Wetter und viel Spass. Robby.

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  3. Parvaneh said on July 11, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Wish you the best weather, take care dear.

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  4. markus said on July 10, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Ohmann Billi, wie großartig!!! Have so much fun and be careful!!!!!!
    Liebe grüsse markus

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