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  K2 2004: K2 North: visitors at the intermediate camp:  Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition


K2 2004 - 50 years later

K2 North: visitors at the intermediate camp

The situation is static at the K2 North intermediate camp. The weather remains horrible with 50 cm. of fresh snow at base camp.  A group of trekkers remains stuck with us due to weather and because of it, within a stone’s throw of the mountain, will be unable to see K2.

The climbers of K2 North arrived at their intermediate camp on June 19th, having reached base camp the same day.  After 5 days, due to the prevailing bad weather the situation is stationary.  Today, however, the climbers had a visit from some Italian trekkers, who, just steps away from the mountain, will probably be unable to see it due to the weather conditions. 

This morning at base camp there were 50 cm. of fresh snow.  The morale of the climbers remains high, even though the tents that were placed at the intermediate camp give those who occupy them a feeling of precariousness.  A designated kitchen tent is non-existent and due to the continuous back and forth between the two camps, the climbers have yet to develop a true feeling of solidarity amongst the group.

The local fauna has decided to share with us the food supplies that we so diligently and with much effort have brought up the mountain.  A large crow, taking advantage of the momentary absence of our climbers, was able to take advantage of the situation and has eaten almost an entire prosciutto, leaving very little for us!

copyright Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition Expedition

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