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.

K2 Cesen and Abruzzi Google Earth map

K2 Cesen and Abruzzi Google Earth map

Comments ( 4 )

  • Amy Phipps says:

    On behalf of the Everett Clinic Lake Stevens Walk In we are sending all of our prayers and well wishes for a safe and successful summit of K2!!!

    • Nadia M says:

      We miss you Dr. Thurmer and we cant wait to see you back …. we all vary excited for you and praying for safe trip. We all love you and miss you. Your HP WIC team

  • Thao says:

    Praying for an incredible summit and we can’t wait to hear all about it in HP WIC. May God be with you always and give you strength. Amen.

  • Edie says:

    May The Mother’s grace be with you all. 🙏

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