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  • K2 2000: Waldemar Niclevicz 
Climbers leaving K2 Base Camp towards advanced base camp (ABC). Photo by Waldemar Niclevicz.

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Bad Weather Prevents from Going on Climbing

35th day of the Expedition K2 2000. We are at K2 Base Camp (5100 meters).

I am sorry to tell you that the bad weather still has a firm grip on the region. Our idea was to restart the climb today when we woke up at 4:00 am. But It was cold, snowing heavily and dark clouds gathered all around us. This weather has continued all day long.  There continues to be snow at every moment, cold winds and no sunshine. 

Today the Korean expedition led by Lee Sune Won broke camp and started their return home, very satisfied by their Summits of K2. Nine of the eleven expedition members reached the 8611 meter summit of this giant (eight using supplemental O2).  They are returning home very proud and they ought to be.  This is a great victory for any climbing team.  I too am eager to return home, but not until I carry out my plans to climb on, and summit, this big mountain.  I hope all alpinists who remain here feel the same. 

Waldemar Niclevicz

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