Bivouac flight through the Great Karakoram, Pakistan.Posted on août 5, 2012 in News | Commentaires fermés
Hi all, we are back to civilization after 20 days into the high mountains of the great Karakoram, Pakistan. Today Islamabad looks like New York! I had a great welcoming by the Red Bull Pakistan crew. I can finally sleep in a real bed and leave my dry food for the next expeditions… They even get us a personal driver taking us around the city. This really feels like luxury after having spent 3 weeks walking on a glacier, sleeping in our gliders and and taking showers in frozen rivers… I am glad to let you know that we did the first crossing of Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro glaciers on a « bivouac style ». My friends Ramon Morillas, Simon Elias and I travelled around 300km on foot or flying our paragliders from Hunza to Hushé. We reached 7250m flying, climbed a 5364m virgin peak, slept 4 days in a cave waiting for better conditions and flew the all length of Baltoro all the way to the K2! I have lost 8kg on the way and I am exhausted but very happy. We really lived a very intense trip. Again I was amazed by the hospitality of the locals, we were invited to their houses and to share their meal on many occasions. It was such a relieve to see Hushé appearing on the horizon on my last day. I was very glad to see all my friends again, Apol ali, Hussein, Ali Madad. Here is a shot I took above the Concordia, during one of the most incredible flight I have ever done. I will soon write a full story about this incredible adventure. Stay tuned, Tom.