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Samagaun to Samdo

Hello Everyone, Today, after breakfast and a game of snooker we headed up the trail to Samdo for the night gaining 1,000ft. The team is doing great. We are having fun and looking forward to getting to Basecamp in a … Continue reading

Acclimatizing in Samagaun

Hello Everyone, Today we have had good weather and a fun day. After breakfast we went on an acclimation hike gaining about 1,700ft to a new high point of 13,300ft. After lunch we went on a short hike to a … Continue reading

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Concordia!

Hi everyone, The team is doing great and we have reached Concordia after 6 hard days of walking! Everyone has pushed hard and overcome some challenges. The first photo is with our Balti porters without whom we could not have reached here. They are so tough, hardworking and spirited. We have some weather coming now […]

Concordia!

Hi everyone, The team is doing great and we have reached Concordia after 6 hard days of walking! Everyone has pushed hard and overcome some challenges. The first photo is with our Balti porters without whom we could not have reached here. They are so tough, hardworking and spirited. We have some weather coming now […]

inReach message from Eric Murphy

The team is doing well and we are now completely in the throne room of the mountain gods! Tomorrow we head to Goro II camp. View the location or send a reply to Eric Murphy: https://aus.explore.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=08dba187-33f0-68d6-000d-3aa734070000&adr=hoco504kobe%40post.wordpress.com Eric Murphy sent this message from: Lat 35.727067 Lon 76.284235 Do not reply directly to this message. This message […]

inReach message from Eric Murphy

With views of Broad Peak, G IV and Masherbrum. View the location or send a reply to Eric Murphy: https://aus.explore.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=08dba187-33f0-84d9-000d-3aa734070000&adr=hoco504kobe%40post.wordpress.com Eric Murphy sent this message from: Lat 35.727078 Lon 76.284235 Do not reply directly to this message. This message was sent to you using the inReach two-way satellite communicator with GPS. To learn more, visit […]

inReach message from Eric Murphy

Magnificent mountain views are opening up for us and the Trango Tower group is stunning from our camp. Tomorrow is a short day! View the location or send a reply to Eric Murphy: https://aus.explore.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=08dba0c0-0e1c-5771-0022-484784070000&adr=hoco504kobe%40post.wordpress.com Eric Murphy sent this message from: Lat 35.716488 Lon 76.232672 Do not reply directly to this message. This message was sent […]

inReach message from Eric Murphy

Hi everyone we had a long hot 8 hr walk to Paiyu camp, the team did great. Tomorrow we cross onto the giant Baltoro Glacier. View the location or send a reply to Eric Murphy: https://aus.explore.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=08dba048-559c-c174-6045-bd2d08150000&adr=hoco504kobe%40post.wordpress.com Eric Murphy sent this message from: Lat 35.677081 Lon 76.125834 Do not reply directly to this message. This message […]

inReach message from Eric Murphy

Hi everyone we had a fun walk to Jhola camp along the Braldu river and the team is all doing great. Tomorrow to Paiyu camp ! View the location or send a reply to Eric Murphy: https://aus.explore.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=08db9f1f-3206-9f12-000d-3aa7ec0a0000&adr=hoco504kobe%40post.wordpress.com Eric Murphy sent this message from: Lat 35.696146 Lon 75.973914 Do not reply directly to this message. This […]

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