Entries by Garrett

Made it to Skardu!

We flew early today from Islamabad to Skardu, and are very happy that the weather cooperated for the flight. We are very thankful that our local agent could rebook our tickets from yesterday, allowing us to bypass the 2 day overland drive along the Karakoram Highway. Skardu is a small yet bustling town, we have […]

Team in Islamabad

After two days of flying from North America our K2 team has finally assembled in Islamabad and our first challenge is to travel to Skardu, where we begin the jeep ride to Askole to begin the trek.  Today we spent a few hours at the airport waiting for this domestic flight, however because of bad […]

K2: The Journey Begins!

The K2 climbing team and trekking team have arrived in Islamabad and we are now waiting for the flight to Skardu. Hopefully the weather will be good and we can fly today.

Going Climbing!

Photo: post-recovery at the “football field” in the ice fall. Garrett with the recovery team. Today we returned from our short outing at Gorak Shep to the comforts of our Everest base camp, and we are all very happy to be back in our “home away from home”. The mood in base camp seems to […]

Relaxing in Gorak Shep

Today our team decided to hike down from base camp and enjoy the thicker air and lodge setting of Gorak Shep. After the tough day on the mountain and additional recovery efforts yesterday we were in need of a change of setting and some exercise. We had a nice hike down and just finished lunch. […]

Heading off to climb Kili!

We just finished a wonderful 4 night safari in Tanzania, visiting the Serengeti, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife parks.  We saw so many animals and enjoyed the wonderful Sopa lodges along the way, it was a very relaxing and wonderful experience! Now we are off to Kilimanjaro to begin our first day hike up to […]