We got a very garbled sat phone message from Garrett at K2 base camp today – audio below. Garrett later added the following via inReach text messaging:
We had our puja ceremony today, it was a wonderful way to begin our climbing.
We will head up to ABC on our 1st rotation tomorrow and plan to climb to Camps 1 & 2, spending 2 nights in each camp. The weather looks good and everyone is doing well. Our Sherpas are also heading up to work on fixing the route.
The cell tower in Concordia is down so the Internet hasn’t been working the last couple days.
We’re excited to get up on the mountain and become familiar with the route and hopefully have some nice views!
(photo: Madison Mountaineering K2 archives)
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