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  K2 2004: Camp Italy completed in record time: Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition


K2 2004 - 50 years later

K2 2004: Camp Italy completed in record time - We only needed a day and a half of good steady work at 5000 m.  to properly set up the general layout of the rest of Camp Italy. Around the pyramid tent there are now 10 other smaller tents, setting the boundaries of what will serve as base camp for team K2 2004. 

A warm and sunny day: The snow has begun to melt, and rather rapidly, in fact!  The work at base camp continues with alacrity.  We have set up 10 tents to mark the boundaries of our camp before the now imminent arrival of other expeditions

We then stabilized with rocks and boulders the foundations of the Camp Italy Pyramid: One would not think so, but at 5000 meters moving rock and making dry walls is not an easy task! 

We are planning to go up to our predetermined advanced base camp site tomorrow to begin setting up that camp by placing two small tents and bringing up some equipment and materials.  As for the rest, everything proceeds here in the maximum tranquility.

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