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  K2 2004: K2 North - the Dare is still open: Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition


K2 2004 - 50 years later

K2 North - the Dare is still open  -

We still have two weeks time to attempt the climb of the north side of K2 North Side.  There is great determination on the part of the group of Romano Benet, Nives Meroi and Claudio Bastretaz. The group has received additional supplies which will given them the opportunity to remain on the mountain for one last attempt at the summit.  What follows is Claudio Bastrentaz's latest update:

Today we had confirmation that the "camels" with the extra supplies will arrive at Sughet, the last oasis before the deviation of the valley that leads to the front of the glacier.

The oasis is only two days' walk from base camp. We should therefore have the additional supplies as early as Aug. 4th.

This became necessary when we decided to lengthen our stay until Aug. 15h, a date we  had not planned on at the time of our departure from home.

Food supplies are still plentiful enough that we have not had to ration anything, but the additional supplies will mean that we will not have to worry about short rations for the entire trip,  even on the return journey, and that is something that definitely helps us keep the morale high.

Claudio Bastrentaz

copyright Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition Expedition

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