K2 Summit on a beautiful day!!

K2 Summit!! Garrett just called in this report from K2 Camp 4 on their way down:

Hey this is Garrett calling in for the K2 expedition team. We reached the summit of K2 today!! Second highest mountain in the world! We had a beautiful day. We left high camp about 9:00 PM and got to the summit about 6:30-7:00 AM – all members were on top. We had it all to ourselves, no other crews were up there. Beautiful day! We saw many other great peaks in the Karakoram. Wonderful views as far as the eye can see. Really a magnificent climb!

Right now we are all back at Camp 4. The last climbers are trickling back to Camp 4. Our plan is to rest up, have some soup, and then head on down to Camp 2 for the night. It’s a big push, another 4 or 5 hours from here but we’d really like to get down to Camp 2.

We had a great day, just wonderful weather up high, no wind, great team of climbers, Sherpa, and guides. We had a total of 8 clients on top, 3 guides, 9 Nepali Sherpas, and 4 Pakistani high altitude porters. Great day!

We are looking forward to a safe descent and being in Base Camp tomorrow. We will check soon.

Team on K2 Summit

Garrett Madison on the summit of K2

On the way to the summit of K2

On the way to the summit of K2

Heading up from K2 Camp 4

K2 Camp 4

2 replies
  1. Tom Romary
    Tom Romary says:

    Congrats to the Madison K2 expedition team – guides, sherpas, porters and clients — and to James Clarke. What an amazing day you all had . Way to go James!!!

  2. John Roush
    John Roush says:

    Congrats to James Clarke and all members of the expedition for your inspiring and amazing feat in reaching the K2 summit. We hope everyone is safely descending and recuperating. All the best!

    The Roush Family
    Beverly, Massachusetts


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