K2 EXPEDITION INSTALLS BASE CAMP AT 5,000 METERS
The members of Andalucía K2
Expedition, sponsored by Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte, has
already installed Base Camp from where they will prepare their ascent to the
second highest mountain in the world, K2, in the Karakorum sierra. The
Andalucian mountaineers have located their camp at 5,000 meters of altitude,
on the murrain of the Godwin Austen glacier, on the skirts of the mountain.
Over 800 kilos of material
are in Base Camp and the Andalucian climbers are waiting for the other loads
to arrive, to finish the organization tasks. This same day, the mess tent and
the material warehouse have been definitively installed, besides completing
the equipment for internal and satellite communications.
The objective of Andalucía K2
is to climb what is considered the most difficult mountain on the planet, via
the Southeast spur or the Abruzzos spur. The ascent mixes altitude change
(more than 3,400 m.), difficultness (mixed schedule on snow, ice, and very
steep rock), altitude (ends at 8,611 m.) and a very hostile weather, very
proper of the Karakorum.
Last year, the Andalucian
climbers made the principal tasks to equip the route, while on this occasion
they have found that the expedition headed by Kari Kobler from Switzerland has
already fixed the necessary ropes to get to the second camp (C2). This
circumstance has made Lolo González and teammates plan the ascent in a very
different way, and they hope to dedicate the next days exclusively to stock up
the first two camps and to adapt to altitude.
expedition is organized by Federación Andaluza de Montañismo, Club Alpino Ama
Dablam (San Pedro Alcantara), Club Montañero Sierra del Pinar (Jerez de la
Frontera) and Club de Aire Libre Treparriscos (Granada), and sponsored by
Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte of Junta de Andalucía, through
Deporte Andaluz, Ayuntamiento de Jerez, and also Tenencia de Alcaldía de San
Pedro Alcantara and Delegaciones Municipales de Juventud y Deportes, Cultura y
Turismo del Ayuntamiento de Marbella.
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