Last Sunday June 23rd, we climbed to 5900 meters
and established our camp 1 on the south face of K2.
Unfortunately the weather deteriorated and we
descended late in the evening back to base camp.
The weather has been unstable since then. We had
our Puja on Monday. Lhama Jangbu performed the
ceremony. Lhama Jangbu was a team member on our
recent Everest expedition. He is now climbing with a
Spanish team on K2.
Last night it snowed a foot. We woke to find our
mess tent collapsed from the weight of the snow. The
weather seems to be improving.
We are enjoying base camp life though by playing
cards, reading and taking short hikes around base
camp. Tomorrow we plan to hike to Broad Peak base
camp and stash gear at the base of the mountain in
anticipation of our acclimatization climb.