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 K2 2003: ANDALUCÍA K2 EXPEDITION

 


B. C. Andalucía K2: NEW ATTEMPT TO CLIMB TO C3, IT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A SECOND TEAM WHO WILL TRY TO GO UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

There are a lot of bad weather days and you can't guess right with the weather forecasts, this makes us try to go up to get to C3 definitively.  We are still willing but K2 doesn't let us pass.

The plans we are doing have as a reference the Swiss expedition and it looks like the international group is trying to get to C3 today to install the few meters of lines left.

All the expeditions are getting weather forecasts that match in a rather surprising forecast; a period of good weather from the 18th to the 21st or 22nd.  With these expectations, our first group leaves to C2 tomorrow.  This is a new attempt to reach C3; it will be followed by a second group who will try to go up as much as possible, opening this situation to any possibility.

Because of the persistent bad weather we have decided to extend our stay in BC during a week, which delays our return to Andalucía for August 14.  With this variation we hope to open the possibilities of a summit for our group.

THE ARRIVAL OF THE SECOND VISITING ANDALUCIAN GROUP TO ANDALUCIA BC IS NEAR

The second group of Andalucian mountaineers who are on their way to BC has left Skardu in all terrain vehicles and we are waiting for their arrival around the 22nd.  We are confident that they will be preceded by a shipment of fresh food and a goat that can spice up the diet at BC, which is starting to be a little monotonous.

THE ANDALUCIANS AT BROAD CONTINUE WITH GOOD RHYTHM AND ACCLIMATIZATION

From BC we have seen during the morning that at least 7 people have made it to the summit of Broad, right now we can't really say the nationalities of the mountaineers that have made it.

Ricardo and Lina start their ascent to C3 today, their objectives are to install this camp and to tune up their acclimatization.  We understand that they would not give up a summit attempt if they are OK.

Carlos Soria's group have abandoned K2 BC today to attempt the Broad, although they are not giving up K2.

 

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

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