2018/19 Winter Climbs: Trekking


Not a lot of new information from any of the teams. The K2 teams are still on the trek and others are still early in their climbs.

K2: Trekking to Base Camp

K2: Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan Team – Trekking the Baltoro

The seven member team from Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan are trekking towards K2 Base Camp. They are currently at the Urdukas Camp.

You can follow them on Instagram but Russian Climb is the best source.

Trek to K2 Base Cmap. Courtesy of Jake Meyer

K2: Spanish/Galician Team – Trekking the Baltoro

The other K2 team, lead by Alex Txikon, are also trekking the Baltoro Glacier towards K2 Base Camp and at Paiyu.

You can follow their movements on Alex’s GPS tracker,  Twitter,  Instagram, and Facebook.

Winter Nanga Parbat – Poor Weather

This team is attempting a new route on Mummery’s Spur.  Daniele Nardi, British Thomas Ballard and two Pakistani teammates Rehmatullah Baig and Karim have established Camp 3 at 5,714m.

Winter Manaslu – Cold and Windy Mera

Simone Moro and Pemba Gyalje Sherpa summited Mera Peak and now are at Khare. They posted a video talking about how cold it was. “Back to CB after a night spent at 5800 m. Here in the video we’re descending in complete whiteout. The weather forecast for the next days is strong wind at 130 kph.  ”

Winter Alaska – Flying

American climber Lonnie Dupre is in Talkeetna, Alaska is on MT. Hunter now but had to change route due to the Icefall being “completely impassable” with all the crevasses.


Best of luck to all this winter.

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