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  ANDALUCIA K2 WILL TRY TO GET TO THE SUMMIT BETWEEN JULY 18 AND 21, IF THE WEATHER PERMITS


Their forecast shows good weather until next Wednesday, so they will try to get to camp III to be above 7,000 meters

Since yesterday, Sunday, July 11th, the weather on K2 began to improve and a window of good weather is expected until next Wednesday. Andalucia K2 Expedition, sponsored by Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte, will try to go above 7,000 meters of altitude and reach Camp III before the weather gets worse.

In the different camps on the bottom of giant K2 there is the rumor that a period of good weather that can be used to attempt the summit will begin between July 18 and 21, so the members of the Andalucian expedition are trying to get the complete forecasts for those days and they are especially interested to get wind data.  They are getting help from the meteorologist Jorge Corripio and from their liaison in Andalucia, Francisco Alí Manem.  The forecasts from Kobler's Swiss expedition are at their disposal and they don't fail, but even so they will try to gather as much information as possible.

During these last days the Andalucian expedition has had Leonardo Bizarro as a guest in base camp; he is a journalist of La Reppublica (Italy) who in his report of last 11th writes: "Close to the great white pyramid of 'Casa Italia', the camp of the Italian Agostino Da Polenza expedition, there is a bunch of colored tents of a group of nice Andalucians, another international expedition that gathers Basques, Colombians, Rumanians, Kazaks, Germans and French, headed by Swiss Kari Kobler and another Spanish official expedition from TVE, Al filo de lo imposible."

The 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.

Dispatches

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

 
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