Andalucia K2: Back to the
safety of Camp II
three Andalucian climbers descend together with serious difficulties because
of the weather
Fernando and Rai will leave
at daybreak in search of their teammates and one Sherpa
Climbers Manuel González,
Manuel Morales and Manuel Salazar of the Andalucia K2 Expedition, sponsored by
Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía, are
descending with serious problems because of harsh weather; they have already
reached Camp 2 (6,500 m.) with their trusted Sherpa, Migma. They started to
descend at 9:30 in the morning, local time, and from now on they will recover
strength with food and rest to continue descending tomorrow morning, after
spending the night in the second high altitude camp.
At B. C., Fernando Fernández
Vivancos and Rai García Del Moral, from Granada, continue getting information
from the Andalucian expedition and they have confirmed that they are very
tired but in good physical conditions in spite of the difficulty to recover in
that situation. There are just a few members of other expeditions on the
mountain, because the weather has worsen before it was expected and the
climbers of all the expeditions have gone down as soon as possible. A little
ahead of the Andalucians is Carlos Soria.
With the daybreak of
tomorrow, Friday 30, Fernando Fernández-Vivancos and the physician García Del
Moral - whose intervention was fundamental in the first aids given to Juanito
Oiarzábal and Edurne Pasabán - will leave towards the mountain in search of
their teammates to help them on their descent, although the weather conditions
below 7,000 m. are clearer.
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