K2 2019 Summer Season Coverage – Weather Allows Progress

The route up Broad Peak. Courtesy of polishwinterhimalaism.pl.

After the slow start for teams to even reach their base camps, the weather relented late this week and progress was made on K2, Nanga Parbat and Broad Peak


Mike Horn made progress on K2:

Back in basecamp after a successful climb to camp 1. Could not go higher due to snow conditions. Today is the first clear day so we will wait for the snow to settle and head back up this evening. It takes about 2.5 hours to get from basecamp to advanced basecamp through the icefall. It is a short trip but dangerous due to the exposure to avalanches and crevasses.

Adrian Ballinger who is climbing K2 sans Os is having a bit of a stomach issue on the Blatoro:

If you’re gonna spend 36 hours in a tent puking and shitting and shivering your brains out, it may as well be beautiful. I can guarantee I’ll never forget the Goro II camp on the trek to #K2. Yesterday all I wanted was a

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