The full K2 team is now safely back to base camp and getting so very, very much deserved and needed rest. Outstanding climb one and all! Thank you, weather Gods. Before falling into a deep slumber, expedition leader Garrett Madison provided this recap of the descent to base camp:
Yesterday we summitted K2. It was a perfect day, just a magical experience on top with our whole team – 100% success! We came down to Camp 3 and today descended from Camp 3 all the way down to base camp. So, just very happy that everyone is down, off the mountain safely and back in base camp. We’re just thrilled with the outcome here on K2!
We’re gonna have a celebration dinner tonight and a good night’s rest, some showers, and think about further plans – either heading out or, perhaps, attempting Broad Peak depending on conditions.
We’re very happy to be down off the mountain and back in base camp. All’s well here. Thanks for following along!
If climbing K2 or Broad Peak is in your future, please contact our office, we would love to have you climb with us!
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear Garrett Madison’s daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions. Just say, “Alexa, play my Madison Mountaineering flash briefing.“
– our Garmin inReach Mini powered real-time tracking map: