K2 2004 - 50 years later
K2 North Side: without the camels, we proceed to carry on
Unable to use the computers, Michele Comi nonetheless
contacted us with the latest news. Having reached the glacier on K2 north, it
is now farewell to the camels, who end their portage service here. These are
the most recent words of our climbers currently headed towards K2 north side
base camp. If up to now we have been receiving images which, with some
imagination, could have been from the African deserts, from now on the
landscape will definitely begin to look like that of a high altitude climb.
The camels have in fact terminated their service as our people have arrived at
the base of the K2 glacier. Today they will reach an intermediate camp, and
then on to base camp.
These will be days of hard work since they will have to
transport about 2 and 1/2 tons of materials and equipment from the
intermediate camp up to the base camp. To make matters worse, the weather is
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