On 25th March, there was a ceremony at Dynatech as a tribute to the members of the expedition Adrián Uclés, Raúl Martínez and Fran Lorente in recognition of the effort made last year during the 2010 DYNATECH – ALPAMAYO expedition.
During this expedition, they managed to put our flag on the summit of the Alpamayo, claimed to be “the most beautiful mountain in the world”, and on two other summits as well: Pisco and Vallunaraju, all three in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.
The event was a lunch at our facilities and ended with a presentation of glass statuettes commemorating the Expedition. Due to reasons beyond his control, Fran Lorente could not attend the event and Carlos Pauner attended the ceremony and collected this statuette on Fran’s behalf.
After that, Carlos Pauner, a famous Himalayist, did the honours to present the next challenge for Dynatech members of the expedition planned for July this year:
To conquer the Gasherbrum II summit.
The Gasherbrum II, also called K4, is an 8,035-m-mountain located in the Pakistani Karakoram and is one of the 14 summits over 8,000m. They intend to make their ascent following the so-called “French Route”, opened in 1975 and never been attempted by any Spanish person.
The 2011 DYNATECH – GASHERBRUM II expedition is an extreme challenge: A summit over 8,000m and an ascent made following an unusual route, where they will not find any other expedition to provide mutual assistance and share efforts.
Carlos Pauner ( www.carlospauner.com ) gave the Dynatech personnel further details on the project. He is about to complete his own challenge which is reaching the top of the 14 highest mountains in the world, all of them over eight thousand metres. Up until now, he has reached 10 and, as we speak, he is at the base of the Lhotse (8,516m) to attempt his eleventh one. Here at Dynatech, we wish him to obtain the greatest success and to return home safe and sound.
On his return from Lhotse, he will have about a month to recover from the effort made and, then, prepare his departure towards the K4. Then, the members of our expedition, Adrián Uclés and Raúl Martínez (Fran will not be able to participate this time) will join Carlos to undertake this challenge. In addition to our own team, Carlos will be accompanied by Javier Pérez, Isabel Santolaria and Juan Carlos Cirera, all of them from Aragon; therefore, the expedition will be 100% Aragonese.
As soon as we are given any news, we will inform you of it.