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  Alfred Schreilechner K2 Expedition 2004 update 17


7/13: This morning I have been repairing my high altitude boots. It took me two hours, but now they should be ok for a while. Afterwards I took a shower. Before lunch weather was fairly good, after lunch it clouded up. Fred has returned from Broad Peak in the morning. Rory and Chad started up to Camp 2 in the night. They wanted to be back today, but did not arrive by now.

7/14: This morning I have been repairing my high altitude boots. It took me two hours, but now they should be ok for a while. Afterwards I took a shower. Before lunch weather was fairly good, after lunch it clouded up. Fred has returned from Broad Peak in the morning. Rory and Chad started up to Camp 2 in the night. They wanted to be back today, but did not arrive by now.

7/15: Lino Lacedelli has left Basecamp again early morning with the people producing a lot of noise; Fred also left. In the morning weather was strong clouded and there was a little snowfall sometimes. After 10.00 AM it got better, mostly sunny with only a few clouds. Before lunch I made a trip to the Gilkey Memorial, thatís about all what happened today

7/16: In the morning weather was pretty good. The Jet stream hit K2 and Broad Peak constructing interesting cloud formations. Around midday it was clouding up. Alexander and Sergei are still on Broad Peak trying to climb higher in the storm.

7/17: We are waiting for summit weather. In the morning it was sunny, but soon it clouded up. It is unusually cold today. I have been passing time by playing Chess with Horia, a Rumanian member of the international K2 Expedition

7/18: We are waiting for good weather now for the ninth day, but it does not seem arriving. Most Expeditions are now looking forward to a possible two days window of good weather in the middle of the week, but even if it arrives, the period is too short for climbing K2. The highlights of our day were some fairytales about French climbers that Gilles told us and eating my bacon in the afternoon.

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