K2 2004 - 50 years later
The K2 Expedition Leader also departs…
We are near the end of our visit, says Expedition Leader
Agostino da Polenza – while with his collaborators he prepares the baggage and
supplies to be gathered up for the trip to reunite with the Base Camp South
expedition of “ K2 2004 – 50 Years Later”.
The scheduled departure of the last group of climbers,
operators and scientists who will complete the organic whole of the expedition
team is departing on Wednesday, June 16 at 12:40 p.m. from Milano, Malpensa
With an attentive eye towards all that takes place,
including here in Italy –adds Agostino da Polenza –and in constant telephone
communication with the seat of Operations in Bergamo, Italy, it will be
possible for me, even from base camp at 5,050 meters, to coordinate both sides
of the expedition, in all the aspects of the project which will unveil in the
two months that I will be away from Italy.
Thanks to modern technology, both the expedition teams,
whether in China or in Pakistan, feel almost at home thanks to the news
reports that come in daily, and sometimes more than once a day, from the seat
of operations in Bergamo. It is not like the last time I scaled K2 in 1983
when for nearly 150 days I was practically isolated from all world events.
Even the news of my reaching the summit was delayed by a full five days!
This gives everyone, even those back in Italy, great peace
of mind because thanks to e-mails and news reports, we can inform everyone
back home of the physical conditions of each participant and the expedition
conditions on a daily basis
copyright Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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