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  K2 2004: K2 North: Towards camp II – 7500 meters : Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition


K2 2004 - 50 years later

K2 North: Towards camp II – 7500 meters

Today is the third day spent waiting at Camp I for the climbers on the Chinese side of the Mountain.  Tomorrow we plan to arrive at Camp II. The weather is expected to improve considerably. The group spoke with expedition leader Agostino Da Polenza who contacted them with the latest weather predictions and to consult with them about the plans for the climb.

“The wind has really quieted down”, confirms Fabio Agostinis, “tomorrow we plan to reach Camp II at 7500 meters and we will stock it for the climb.” At the end of the telephone/radio communication, Agostino Da Polenza advised that “Three days in the tents notwithstanding, the group remains in excellent spirits and their determinations remains strong.”

At this point, the attack of the summit can’t really take place before Friday the 13th of August.

“Generally, in the K2 sector, the best weather period is usually in the month of July.  This year, however, we experienced a long period of unfavorable conditions and it seems now likely that the more stable weather is occurring now, rather unexpectedly, in this late period,” concludes DaPolenza

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