GII Dispatch #5 – The long way down (part 2)

Getting up is only half-way, so watch part 2 to see the eventful and emotional descent of GII in Karakorum. ...more

GII Dispatch #4 – The way up to the summit (part 1)

Amazing journeys always have a start and an end, watch the part 1 of what it took Moro, Urubko and Richards to make history with the over 8000m winter summit of GII in Karakorum ...more

GII Winter Expedition: Celebrations and Emotions at the Summit

istory was made on Februray the 4th, 2011-  The first ever Winter ascent over 8000m. ...more

GII Winter Expedition: From Summit Back to Base Camp

"Well... ... that day we just got up and we just started moving and you hit that 8,000m ceiling and every step above there gets harder and harder and harder. And being on top, I still don't believe it happened. You just need time to process those things, but I know that it did, so it feels good. ...more


Today February 2nd, 2011 at 11:28 PKT (Pakistan Standard Time) It is the first over 8,000m to be climbed in Karakorum in the winter Season. The team is now descending from the top towards Camp 3. In a Sat Phone call from the top Simone said "It has been very hard, but the three of us feel well". ...more

GII Winter Expedition: Moro, Urubko & Richards have Reached Camp 3 (6,900m)

Today, Tuesday February 1st 2011, Moro, Urubko and Richards climbed up to 6,900m and established Camp 3. Here they will rest for few hours before leaving at 03.00 am (PKT Pakistan Standard Time) on February 2nd, 2011 for the final push to the GII summit. ...more

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