Most of the team is up on the Cesen route acclimatizing and the rest are heading up tomorrow morning from base camp (in ~7 hours). Expedition leader, Garrett Madison provides today’s update:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the K2 climbing expedition team. Today is July 8th, and we are up at Camp 2, most of us. We had a great day today: we climbed halfway up to Camp 3 for acclimatization and familiarity with the route. Had beautiful weather today; great views of the surrounding peaks and the Godwin-Austen Glacier. We are back to Camp 2, tucked in and ready for bed. Our plan is to probably spend another day up here at Camp 2 acclimatizing and then heading down in a couple of days time. All’s well here on K2. We’ll check in soon. Thanks!
(photo: Madison Mountaineering archive)