K2 2004 - 50 years later
K2 North side: Weather is
still uncertain -
Today the group is still at
camp I, awaiting a change in the uncertain weather. In the next several days
we may have an improvement for a shot at the summit.
The weather predictions for
uncertain weather for today, proved a bit too exact. A light snow fell for a
good part of the day, which forced the group to remain at camp I. Daniele
Bernasconi descended down to base camp to get in touch with our base of
operations in order to ascertain the situation regarding provisions and more
updated weather predictions.
For Thursday - tomorrow -
cloudy to partly cloudy skies are predicted, with weak precipitation, somewhat
isolated in nature, wind will continue to remain strong (55-75 chilometers/hour
at altitudes above 7000 meters); Fridays weather prediction is more favorable
with no measurable precipitation and a slowing wind; Saturday is expected to
be sunny, no precipitation and winds again on the decrease (40-60 chilometers/hour);
later in the day on Saturday, the winds slow to (30-40 chilometers/hour) with
sunny conditions; Sunday, again expected to be sunny, no precipitation and a
much quieter wind (10-30 chilometers/hour above 7000 meters).
It seems that the conditions
are taking shape for an attempt at the summit.
Tomorrow morning, at the
earliest hour the climbers at Camp I will reevaluate the situation and will
decide their best strategy: to go up to camp II so as to be in position for a
summit attempt in the subsequent two days, or to wait out the day for more
ideal weather and a summit attempt on Saturday and Sunday
copyright Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
See more here.