K2 Winter on the Abruzzi

With the ropes on K2 at Camp 2, it’s easy to get excited about early progress, but this is normal for past winter expeditions. The real challenges start above Camp 2 and when wind and snow lockdown teams for days, if not weeks, on ends. Let’s take a step back to review the Abruzzi Spur route, plus the history of winter attempts and what lesson can be gleaned from their experiences.