K2 2004 - 50 years later
K2 South: The second tent has been set up at camp 1.
At base camp on K2 Southside the meteorological conditions
have worsened. In spite of this, the climbers who spent the past night at
camp 1 were able to set up a second tent in a comfortable spot…another
international expedition has already made reservations for use of the
Base Camp K2 South: The weather of the past
three days was almost too good. Today the clouds, wind and a light snow have
returned. Adriano and Ugo were not intimidated by the weather and persevered
in digging out the second space for the camp 1 tent and then setting up the
second tent. In fact, our set up is not all that bad when compared to some
others that have been set up there, almost in mid-air on rocky spots. Ours,
by comparison, are almost like suites…
So much so that certain members of the international
expedition, recently arrived in the last few days, have asked for permission
to utilize our camp 1 space for a single night: considering the competition
for space that had already taken place at base camp, it seemed opportune to
show the others that we are willing to collaborate where possible.
We have also gone up to modify the trail on the glacier that
leads up to the advanced camp: with the warm weather of the past few days
some horrific crevasses had opened up. I have now designated almost a path
and we have also fixed a rope for future safety.
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