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  ANDALUCIA K2 EXPEDITION 2004: The wind complicates Andalucia K2's options for the summit


Andalucia, July 20, 2004

The wind complicates Andalucia K2's options for the summit

The weather forecasts point to discard the 25th as the date for the summit attempt

Andalucia K2 Expedition, sponsored by Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y Deporte is now at K2's Base Camp, waiting for the weather forecasts to show an opportunity to attack the summit.  This morning Deporte Andaluz has been able to establish contact with the members of the expedition. 

"This is becoming ugly.  Yesterday we had very good news about the weather but today they are very bad -commented Lolo González at the other side of the satellite phone--, we have it all set with materials depots in C3 at 7,300 meters and with folded tents so that the wind would not blow them away.  We had decided a plan along with the Swiss, Japanese and Italian expeditions, to leave upwards and attempt the summit on next Sunday 25th, but the wind conditions up there are very harsh, above 60 Km/hr above 7,000 meters of altitude.  Now we just have to wait for the next forecasts and decide what to do..."

Those are the words of the chief of the Andalucian expedition.  At Andalucia K2's Base Camp the spirit is running out from the climbers.  'Lolo', Salazar, Morales, Fernández Vivancos and 'Rai' watch the days go by without the atmosphere of 'Chogori', "the goddess of the mountains", looks favorable.

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

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