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  K2 2004: K2 South moving up: Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition


K2 2004 - 50 years later

K2 South Currently several climbers at camp 2 and expected to moved up....older dispatches below....

K2 South: Ready for the summit, awaiting good weather - July 23, 2004

There is a strong wind and snow on the great mountain, but the climbers of K2 2004 remain at their camps, waiting to take advantage of the next good weather window, which should open up tomorrow.

The weather on K2 South has changed once again.  Today's dawn awakening had a nasty surprise for us: abundant snow all the way down to base camp, and strong winds on the mountain. 

The departure of the last group of climbers, planned for today was therefore postponed. 

The other climbers on the mountain who had reached camps I and II yesterday, remain on the mountain, ready to take advantage of the coming good weather which should be stable as predicted, beginning tomorrow.

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Good news from K2.  On the other side of the thick clouds still present on the summit, the weather seems to be stabilizing.  Our appointment for the climb is therefore postponed until tomorrow.

17:45 p.m. at base camp. 

This is not an easy day which has forced us to be closed in our tents at over 6000 meters with the tent whipped by the winds.  Our minds are still focused on the summit and the first question out of every climber's mouth up at the high camps is "what are tomorrow's weather predictions?"

"The weather report for Saturday, July 24th, is predicting sunny weather and not too strong a wind on K2", reports the mellow voice of Patrizia Broggi, on the radio receiver. 

Our appointment with the summit is therefore postponed until tomorrow!

copyright Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition Expedition

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