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 Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition


K2 2004 - 50 years later

The beautiful weather continues along the route to K2.

The good weather continues.  Having left Urdukas, the group is presently involved in the not-so-easy search for a spot to fix a camp on the glacier. We are in full force for the Golden Jubilee.  Tomorrow the arrival to base camp at Broad Peak is expected.

We have a second day of good weather, sunshine and heat.  With the porters, we are beginning the discussion of the selection of who stays on to continue and who goes back. This year there is also the “novelty” that they are requesting payment for an extra stage to arrive to base camp, for a total of 12 days.  The agencies are not in agreement, but there is nothing they can do.

It was problematic finding a spot for camp on the glacier.  We are only 2 expeditions, for a total of 17 members, but the camp spots are set up with 15 empty tents, fixed for the CAI trekking group, which are to remain always up, even though occupied only a few days per week.

Tomorrow we are expecting a long day because we have to arrive to the base camp at the base of Broad Peak. Meanwhile, we have no clear word from the two groups of porters who are supposed to be following us. 

Dispatches

 

 
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