Waiting for a weather window

Photo pulled from the Madison Mountaineering archive. (Photo by Terray Sylvester)

Despite some snow and wind in base camp, the team is making the most of their time with indoor trainings, eating nutritious meals to stay strong and healthy, and enjoying movies at the end of their days. With good weather ahead, the team will hold a Puja Ceremony and look to start their first acclimatization rotation soon. Expedition leader, Garrett Madison checks in with this dispatch from K2 base camp:

Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering K2 (8611m/28,251ft) expedition team. Today is July 8th and we just finished up another good day here in K2 base camp (4968m/16,300ft). The team’s doing great, but it’s been snowing a lot and very windy here in base camp. So, we have just been laying low, doing some indoor training and enjoying some warm meals and afternoon-evening movies. So we’re waiting for some good weather.

Tomorrow we are planning to do a Puja here in base camp and hopefully in a few days time we’ll get some nice weather to head up on the route. But, all is good here at the moment! Fingers crossed for good weather ahead.

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