On the eve of their summit push, climbing team member Dr. Rick Thurmer provides today’s K2 expedition dispatch. The plan is to climb to Camp 2 (6327m/20,757ft) on the Cesen route tomorrow morning. C3 on Wed, C4, on Thu, and make their summit attempt on Friday, July 19th. This is it – the week mountaineers dream of! Stay tuned here for updates. Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, is planning to bring a portable satellite terminal up the mountain, so we expect to be receiving photos and high-quality audio dispatches for the entire summit attempt! Godspeed team!
Hi, this is Dr. Rick Thurmer. We’ll be heading up K2 for our summit bid at 3:00 AM tomorrow morning! Let me tell ya, we are all very, very excited. We’re all packed, prep’d, and ready! And I can tell you honestly, I’ve dreamt of this my whole life for this very moment. So keep us all in your prayers, good night, and God bless.