Team makes safe ascent up Abruzzi ridge to Camp 1

Today we climbed up the Abruzzi ridge about 3000 ft to our Camp 1. The terrain was steep, sometimes up to 70 degrees on snow and rock. We are doing well and will climb to camp 2 tomorrow.

-Garrett Madison

Photos below are taken by Stuart Erskine. Enjoy!


Having supper at K2 Advanced Base Camp.



Our guides Garrett and Shinji doing some great domestic duties after supper at K2 Advanced Base Camp. 



Our climbers and guides climbing from Advanced Base Camp to Camp 1 on K2 on July 30, 2016.



Garrett Madison, our expedition leader is leading our group of climbers that are moving toward Camp 1 on K2 on July 30, 2016. 



Climbing from K2 Advanced Base Camp to Camp 1 on fixed ropes.



Climbers arriving around noon to Camp 1 on K2 on June 30, 2016. 



Tent sites are limited at Camp 1 on K2 and the locations are precarious and prone to serious rock fall and avalanche risk. We use Mountain Hardware Trango 3 tents. We use the Trango 3 tents as a one person tent at Base Camp, two person tents on our trek in and climbing on the mountain, and at camps where space is limited or at high altitude camps, we may have three persons per tent. The Trango 3 is well tested in the world’s harshest environments and is one of the most common tents used on many extreme expeditions.



Camp 1 on K2 at 20,000 ft ASL on June 30, 2016. Broad Peak, one of the world’s highest fourteen 8,000 metre peaks and the 12th highest mountain in the world is in the background. The Godwin Austin Glacier is in the valley below and flows down into the large Baltoro Glacier.


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