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Broad Peak, Simone Moro at Camp 3

03.02.2007 by PlanetMountain

On 01/02 Simone Moro and Shaheen reached Camp 3. In a few days time they will make their first summit attempt.

Simone Moro and his climbing partner Shaheen, currently engaged in the winter attempt of Broad Peak (8047m), have successfully established Camp 3. The two are now safely in Base Camp, waiting for the weather window which should arrive on 6-7 February and enable the two to make their first summit bid.

1/2/2007 Broad Peak base camp
I'm writing you by satellite from Broad peak base camp. We  just arrived here coming from C3. Today we climbed from C2 to C3 with heavy packs and climbing many delicate icy slopes. We find some pieces of old fix rope but most of them are under ice. It is a hard job to take them out and we did only when extremely necessary.
Today we had a sunny day but windy and cold.

We reached C3 at 2:20 p.m. and we left all equipment there than we descent to camp 2, we take off the tend and all equipment and put it under heavy stones . We don't want to take risk that the strong wind can destroy our hard work and we prefer to put everything safe.
From tomorrow should start 5 days of bad weather and strong wind and this is the reason why we descent directly here tonight. Now everything is ready and we will wait for the good weather for the summit push

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