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  K2 2004: second group arrives in Payu : Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition


K2 2004 - 50 years later

K2 south: second group arrives in Payu

Update from the second group of Italian expedition traveling to the south face base camp of K2. Our people had to improvise and act as masons. A road that had been hit earlier on by three landslides had to be freed and a small stone wall had to be rebuilt. However the group has reached Askole in the darkness and then continued to Payu.

On the road to Askole: During our transfer from Skardu to Askole we had to face an adventure with the road that had been hit by three close landslides. Approx. 5 meters have been completely destroyed which made passing impossible. After two attempts using explosives for freeing the road Walter Nones has taken control of the situation organized the “construction” of a stone wall to support the road. Meanwhile I was busy with widening the road towards the mountainside with the help of an ice axe. The result: our drivers passed, passengers were of course left on ground to cross this critical area.

The whole operation took approx. 6 hours and we reached Askole in dark. At Askole we have visited the “Mazzoleni hospital” and have found the inside under reconstruction.

The following days have been dedicated to our trek to Payu where we have arrived today. We have a lot of pictures and video footage documenting our “adventure”…. Ciao, Nadia, Daniele, Walter

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