Hi Folks, Sad
news I'm afraid, our summit attempt of K2 is over. We headed up the mountain 2
days ago. Chris turned round en-route to camp 1 and managed to get avalanched
on his descent. He's Ok though slightly bruised and a cut nose.
came yesterday dinner after receiving an updated weather forecast from Chris.
The predicted good spell leading up to Sunday had changed with high winds
building up. We reached a height of 6400m on the way to camp 2. The weather
had worsened during the morning and I finally decided that if the summit was
out of the question it wasn't worth going any higher in progressively worse
conditions. It is a shame having spent so little time on the mountain, I had
been moving well and had conditions been right I believe I could have got a
good way up the mountain. However with the updated forecast we all agree it
was the right decision.
We had decided before setting
off that this would be our only attempt on the summit, with a full on 5 day
push to the summit, luck and weather definitely had to be on our side. We plan
to start heading out on the 30th of this month. Many teams have also brought
forward there departure dates believing that there is no more good weather to
All the team believe we could
not have done any better in the time we have had on both mountains and we
shall just have to put this one down to experience of the very unusual weather
system out here.
Once the porters arrive we
have a 3 day walk out and then one days jeep drive to Skardu. Hopefully we can
get the flight back to Islamabad where we can relax by the pool in our 5 star
hotel for a couple of days before heading back home. All being well we will
return to England on or around 5th August.
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