One of the K2 teams arrived at base camp but poor weather is already hindering progress. Climbing is going well on Nanga Parbat, but also some weather concerns.
K2: At Base Camp
K2: Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan Team – at BC
The seven member team from Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan arrived at K2 Base Camp in good condition. They tried to do a recon to Advanced Base Camp, a short walk from BC, but turned back when they hit poor weather.
K2: Spanish/Galician Team – At Concordia
The other K2 team, lead by Alex Txikon, are at Concordia enjoying great views of K2. They should arrive tomorrow, January 16. A third Polish climber, Waldemar Kowalewski, is joining their team and is on the trek in.
Winter Nanga Parbat – Poor Weather
This team of Daniele Nardi, British Thomas Ballard and two Pakistani teammates Rehmatullah Baig and Karim are back at Camp 3 at 5,714m with a cache of gear. They found their tents buried in deep snow and had to dig them out – hard work at that altitude. They are attempting the Mummery’s Spur.
Winter Manaslu – At Manaslu BC
Simone Moro and Pemba Gyalje Sherpa are now at Manaslu base camp after summiting Mera Peak for acclimatization.
Winter Alaska – Over
American climber Lonnie Dupre is back in Talkeetna, Alaska after giving up on his MT. Hunter attempt:
With the ice fall leading to the Ramen route on Mount Hunter completely impassable this year, I explored an alternate route which proved to have a high risk of serac falls and avalanches. I called for a pickup at basecamp and am now in Talkeetna. More to follow…pictures, video, and future ice climbing.
Best of luck to all this winter.
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