Summit pics, Simone,Cory (photo curtesy

(By Angela Benavides) Late Saturday GII winter summiteers Simone, Cory and Denis threw a summit party in BC with their GI neighbors Louis, Gerfried, Alex and Pierre. They drank tea and ate summit cake while the blizzard thrashed the tents.

Lucky to be alive after being caught in an avalanche, “It was about the most fucked up day I had in the mountain,” Cory told sponsoring TNF about the descent. “I am likely to celebrate February 4 as my birthday today.”

Denis in turn posted a long, from-the-heart summit debrief on his website (below) about his feelings, doubts, and memories from his previous GII ascent. The team also upladed a summit video on YouTube (find it in the links section).

On Friday, ExWeb got an interview with Simone and Cory straight from BC, check it out here.

As for the other attempts: hurricane force winds force GI and Broad Peak expeditions to stay put in BC for now.

Summit party at Base camp,Simone,Denis ,Core and other winter team members( photo K2climb)brs.

Summit cake

Summit cake at Base camp