Alan and his teammates are pushing hard for the summit of K2 right now!
They left Camp 4 about 5 hours ago (about 10:40 pm on Saturday 7-26 Pakistan local time) and are making good progress. The weather has been very good these last few days, s and the route might be in good shape as about 18-20 climbers summitted K2 yesterday, after a very long day of climbing. Congratulations to all those who climbed yesterday, summit or not. Thanks to all the climbers, Pakistani high altitude climbers and Sherpas who put in the fixed lines.
Alan can’t post to his Facebook page or Twitter accounts right now while on the summit push. The latest information can be seen on his GPS progress map http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/k2-2014/
As Alan’s temporary admin, I (Jim Davidson) am trying to integrate various sources of information from other teams on K2 to post occasional summaries on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ClimberJimDavidson
Please keep Alan and all the climbers on K2 right now in your thoughts for successful climbing and a safe descent.
– Jim, on behalf of Alan Arnette