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 https://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
A belated congratulations as I stayed up most of the night until you reported you had made it back to Camp 4 safely and then slept in. I hope to hear soon that you slept well at Camp 4 and are departing for lower altitudes soon. A true inspiration.
Congratulations! Happy Birthday! so K2 or Everest more difficult? Wishing you a safe decent!
What a way to celebrate your birthday!! Some guys just know how to party!!
Alan, I’m looking forward to seeing you when you get home – and to get the beta.
Alan, congratulations on your summit. I saw the news on Explorers Web.
I have so much respect and admiration for your climb and your cause. I love the mountains and dream of being back amongst those awesome peaks. I have been following your site for years but have only just got round to donating. I urge others to do the same. Following your blog is more exciting than an book or a movie, and your cause far more important than most of those things I spend my money on. It might have taken me too long, but it is a pleasure to offer a contribution.
Congratulations and come down slowly and safely.
Amazing, so happy for you. Happy Birthday and get down safe.
We’re watching, waiting and praying… sending you strength, energy and love Alan!!
Almost There! Trying to stem suspense by figuring coordinates. Good Going! Positive thoughts & prayers for all!
Back at C4. AlhamduliLLAH
/27/2014 2:55:45 AM UTC
K2 Summit! Garrett, Alan, & Matt are on top of the worlds 2nd highest peak!
Message Type freeTextMessage
Trackpoint 85 of 86
Time 7/27/2014 2:55:45 AM UTC
Elevation 28,278 ft.
Distance 0.039 mi.
Total Distance 6.64 mi.
Blessings for Summit & SAFE RETURN . God Bless.
The TOP !!! just before 8 AM, Pakistan time. Great job Alan.
Trying to imagine what it must be like up there, and of course, it’s impossible to do so. Wishing you all the best, Alan. Thank you for sharing your journey with us! Happy Birthday!
Thanks fornthe update, the suspense is unbearable 🙂 rooting for Alan here in San Diego!
Wishing you a fantastic summit and safe descent! Go Alan!
Thanks for updating, Jim. Alan seems to be keeping a quick and steady pace towards the summit. Tremendous work. I hope he’s having a safe and gorgeous climb to the halfway point.
Best of luck, Alan!
Thanks for the update, Jim. Am sitting on pins and needles. My thoughts and good wishes go out to Alan and his team.
Thanks, Jim for all the information.
Alan is pushing hard as is Garrett, Matt and the Sherpas.
Success is close….
If only research for a cure of Alzheimer’s was that close… thanks for raising funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s Alan!
Thank you Jim!!!
Just waiting for news, fingers crossed.We are all behind you Alan. Cheers Kate
Happy Birthday Alen!
Wonderful! Thanks for the update. From the tracking it looks like Alan is about 800 feet (vertical) from the Summit?
Thank you Jim! Praying for a successful summit and safe descent
Go Alan Go!
This just in too http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28500721about first K2 summits! Cheers, Vanessa
Thanks so much for your post, Jim, on behalf of Alan! We are following as closely as is humanly possible and holding all good thoughts for a successful summit and a safe descent!
Lets Go Alan! All my strength and thoughts are with you at the moments! Let’s hope the weather window holds!
Holding. My. Breath.
ala cumbre my friend!
Come on Alan!