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  K2 2004: The second tent has been set up at camp 1:  Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition


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 “K2-2004 Suite”.

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. 

Ciao Mauri

copyright Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition Expedition

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