Today the team will be enjoying a rest day at the camp of Paiju along the banks of the Braldu river just below the snout of the Baltoro Glacier. Garrett provides this update:
Hello this is Garrett calling in for the K2 climbing expedition team. Today is June 24th and last night we arrived in Paiju (3400m/11,155ft) on the trek to base camp. Today we’re taking a rest day in Paiju to give our porters a chance to rest up and then we’ll continue on the following day up to Urdukas (4034m/13,235ft). Weather’s good, sometimes a little bit of rain, sun, bit of wind; mountain weather… But, it’s all good here. Everyone’s doing well and we’re looking forward to enjoying a rest day.
(photo: Madison Mountaineering K2 archive)