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K2/Broad Peak Expedition 2004

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Team Leader: Dave Pritt

The Team: Chris Mothersdale Stuart Peacock Ralph Greenway Phurpa Ridar Bhote Mingma Nura Sherpa

Two years have passed since the decision was made to attempt K2. We had summitted on Everest on the 16th May 2002 and had vowed never to set foot on another 8000m peak after the months of discomfort and the debilitating effect of altitude on mind and body….

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Bolivian Peaks Expedition

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The Team: Owen Samuel (Team leader, Cumbria) Martin Barron (Dentist, Manchester) Paul Gwilliam (Computer Programmer, Wakefield) Hannah Vickers (Gap Year student, Cambridgeshire)

From Hannah: Why Bolivia? During the nine months since I’d booked onto the expedition, this question had been asked dozens of times by as many people, at the pre-expedition meets and by friends. My answer had to be i) the prospect of fine, dry and stable weather conditions ii) spending time mountaineering in several areas of the Cordillera Real and not just on one mountain and iii) the challenge posed by Illimani and Huayna Potosi, both at a greater altitude than what I’d been to on Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, one and a half years previously.

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