Sunday, June 10, 2012

FTA Broad Peak - Heading to Skardu

As promised this is the second and final test of the audio dispatches and only good stuff to come the rest of the way!

We do have the word that our team will be either hopping on the plane to Skardu or beginning the drive shortly and if they have to drive it will mean a 2-day cruise on the awesome Karakoram Highway! One of those drives that everyone should do once if they can. Much like the drive to Lhasa from Kathmandu or perhaps even the ride from La Paz to Lago Titicaca. Loads of crazy turns, great views, steep drops to the rivers below and all in all a great introduction to Pakistan. It will also give our team two days to talk and scheme and get to know each other and begin to build a good team spirit of resolve in the face of challenge.

Upcoming trips - Spantik, Stok Kangri, Kang Yatse, Satopanth, Khumbu Peaks and Passes, Ama Dablam, Aconcagua, Ecuador Volcanoes, Kilimanjaro and more!

• We have a confirmed Spantik (7027m) for August here in Pakistan and have room for a few more.
• On top of that we have expeditions to India in Sept to Stok Kangri & Kang Yatse and Satopanth which need just a few more to confirm them.
• Farther ahead we have a confirmed Oct 1 Khumbu Peaks and Passes (including Island Peak, Lobuche E and Pokalde) with limited spaces and a confirmed Nov 4 Ama Dablam expedition. This will mark our 8th straight year fielding teams for Ama Dablam and we'll hope for an 8th straight year with summits as well!
• Aconcagua trips in December, January and February - We are already taking applications for our trips to the highest peak in the Americas for climbs on the Polish Glacier and by the False Polish Traverse. We offer custom trips by the Normal route as well so let us know how we can help!

We have a full offering of trips for the year ahead and are already preparing for a return to Pakistan with Gasherbrums, Broad Peak, K2, Spantik, K2 BC treks and more for 2013. Follow along this year and join us next season!

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