K2 Base Camp, EXPEDITION CHIEFS MEETING AT ANDALUCIA'S BC: FIVE DAY BREAK
BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER
Photo: Chogolisa seen from the C2.
ANDALUCIAN CLIMBERS RICARDO GUERRERO AND LINA QUESADA HAVE VISITED ANDALUCIA
K2'S BC TODAY
of the responsible for each group installed at the base of K2 was held last
Sunday in our mess tent. During that meeting we exposed the work that has
been done so far, as follows:
LINES: between ABC and C1, more than 550 meters. Between C1 and C2, around
ADDED: 300 m by the Czechs, 600 m by the Madrid team. The rest by ANDALUCIA
data we said that we were confident to get a relief to install lines and to
open the trail up to C3. The International and Swiss expeditions offered to
help. Our team will remain as the coordinator and to gather data for the
materials that will be stocked at C2 and the line fixing works to be done.
agreed to fix lines up to C3 or the shoulder and to make a good job placing
signals with flags up to C4, because all the expeditions have a good number of
them. It was also proposed to install light ropes that help in the retreat
from Bottle Neck, having 350 meters between all the expeditions. That is
still a job to come. The Czechs asked the Swiss expedition to use their
carriers to carry trash to C2 and did not leave clear what they will do
between C2 and C3.
agreements, 6 of our climbers left yesterday to C1, but the persistent
snowfall left us stuck in BC for the fifth day in a row. The rest of the week
will be used to stock C2 definitively and to improve our adaptation to
altitude. We also hope that the job made by the other teammates will be
successful and that the route to C3 will be open next week and that we can
install it without major problems.
installation of C3 will be definitive I think, in the settlement of all the
expeditions and the summit attempts will start to be planned.
Quesada and Ricardo Guerrero have visited our BC. They are at Broad Peak's
(8,047m) BC since yesterday. They will try to climb to its summit in the next
days. This mountain is another of the 14 8,000 meter summits that have not
been climbed by Andalucians. We will try to have a maximum collaboration
between both expeditions and we hope that by the end of the month, the
Andalucian mountain climbing and sports will celebrate the ascent to both
from Spanish by Jorge Rivera
Pictures and text copyright
ANDALUCIA K2 expedition
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
See more here.