Expedition leader Garrett Madison provides this update via sat phone from K2 Cesen Camp 2:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the K2 climbing expedition team. Today is July 9th. We had a nice rest day up at Camp 2 (6327m). A few of us went for an acclimatization hike up towards Camp 3 (7000m). Good weather today and all members of the team are now up at Camp 2. Tomorrow morning we are going to head back down to base camp. Everybody’s doing great up here, and the weather has been fantastic. We are looking forward to getting back down to base camp and having some good rest and some good food. And we are looking forward to the next phase of the expedition. We’ll check in soon. Thanks!
(photo: Madison Mountaineering archive)