First images from 8600
meters: Today is a day of rest/recovery for the K2 2004 expedition which,
beginning tomorrow will once again begin heading up to the high camps in a
second attempt for the summit. While awaiting new reports, we offer a first
selection of images, taken by Alex Busca, one of the climbers who yesterday
Update: The first summit attempt from the North is on, however the Italians
have turned around! The weather is great. No idea why the Italians turned
Everest: K2 2004 mountaineers are now at high camp expected to attack the
Earlier news, the next dispatch coming
Today six K2 2004 mountaineers reached camp II
(7800 m). Tomorrow they wil head for camp III followed by other expedition
members who are reaching high camps.
"Mario Panzeri, Mario Merelli, Giampaolo Gioia,
Karl Unterkircher, Claudio Bastrentaz e Alex Busca are now getting to camp II
(7800 m). Weather conditions are good"
Vice expedition leader Soro Dorotei announced today at 9.30 (Italian time )
1.30 pm (base camp time) that "Sergio Minoggio and Paolo Comune were not very
well and have decided not to go any further high. At 7300 m they decided to go
back to advanced base camp - Now there is a lot going on at the higher camps:
groups of sherpa keep on coming and going transporting oxygen bottles"
Also K2 2004 team has brought oxygen bottles for its mountaineers,
particularly for those who will go to camp I or II to carry out scientific
Some mountaineers have decided not to use oxygen at all, among them there is
Mario Merelli, Mario Panzeri, Alex Busca, Sergio Minoggio and the three eldest
members of the team: Soro Dorotei, Silvio Mondinelli, Giulio Maggioni.
"It is since 1983 that I have decided to stop using oxygen - comments Soro-
If I find a small oxygen bottle, this time, I will uncork it once reached
It is not sure though that weather conditions will permit to summit Everest
Last updates also concern a group of Chilean mountaineers who summited
Everest, first team to make it in 2004 and from the southern side.
copyright Italian expedition
Everest/K2 2004 expedition Expedition
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