B. C. Andalucia
K2, 'Casa Andalucia', July 26th, 2004
OPTIMISM IN THE ANDALUCIA K2
EXPEDITION: THE SUMMIT COULD BE REACHED ON WEDNESDAY THE 28TH
A cloud of optimism has been
floating on base camp these last few days. The sudden change of the weather
has let many climbers, headed by Televisión Española, towards the summit of
the most difficult mountain on the planet. Three members of the Andalucia K2
2004, 50th Anniversary Expedition: Manuel González, Manuel Morales and Manuel
Salazar are right now in camp 3 at 7,400 meters, on the Abruzzos Spur. The
situation of all the climbers is excellent and the weather forecast very good,
clear until the 31st, although with winds between 30-35 Kms/h at 8,500 m. If
everything goes as planned, they will try to get to the summit of Chogori,
8,611 m. of altitude, on the 28th.
Unfortunately, the fourth
climber of the group, Fernando Fernández-Vivancos has had to quit the attempt
because of physical problems. His situation right now is good. With the hope
that soon we could celebrate the summit, we wish our friends all the luck to
defeat this colossal K2.
Raimundo García del Moral
Physician of Andalucía K2
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