K2 2004 - 50 years later
K2 North: visitors at the
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
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!
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