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
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
from Spanish by Jorge Rivera
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