We just returned to
base camp after spending three days climbing on K2.
On June 28th we climbed to our stash at 5900 meters
and bivied there. The following day we continued up
the face in marginal weather to 6400 meters. The
snow conditions were fairly good. We pitched our
tent on a small ledge and settled in for the night.
The next day was snowy and windy with occasional
periods of sunshine. We climbed a bit above camp to
scout out our proposed route, which looks
challenging but relatively safe and fun. We spent
another night at 6400 meters and returned to base
camp the next morning, July 1st.
We plan to spend a
few days at base camp resting and getting organized
for our next objective, a climb of Broad Peak.
Weather permitting, we anticipate commencing our
climb within a week. We hope to climb Broad Peak in
a single push. This should give us adequate
acclimatization for our proposed climb of K2.