Pierson: Murph goes to K2: The best K2 video on the planet:
Update 8/12/2005: The
Kazakhstan climbers are in Camp 2 and are having dinner! It is warm with
strong winds. The Polish climbers are coming up to join them and they plan to
Camp 3 together.
The Pakistan weather
forecast predicts: Upper
Winds are still high (from SW) making weather bad, Wind likely to decrease
gradually from Saturday. Sunday/Monday much better, even first half of Tuesday
is also good. Weather will be bad again from Tuesday-Evening till
Thursday-Evening. Good Luck.
climbers yesterday early morning started their summit bid. They were in Camp1
(reached yesterday at 12-30 local time).
Kazakhstan climbers are
heading up to Camp 2. "The weather's still acceptable."
climbers are in Base camp resting. they are thinking of beginning the summit
bid tomorrow or day after.
Update: K2: Will the
Kazakhstan Expedition steal the show? (for our Russian readers, that is a good
Expedition has descended to base camp after their acclimatization push, which
was quick work of the mountain after just arriving.
Update: No news in on the Kazakhstan
Expedition, however it appears most of the others have turned back, some
making it back to base camp and others still on the way down. The weather is
forecasted to be bad until Tuesday, which is forecasted to be clear.
Update: The Kazakhstan Expedition appears
to have moved out in front. After just arriving at K2, the team is climbing up
to Camp 3. They said the way to camp 2 "was easy." Others are camp 2 including
2 Japanese climbers and others at camp 1.
Mick Parker is at Camp 2 helping
But the big news is the weather as always
the concern will get getting down IF one reaches the summit. Unstable
conditions, one must be very strong and fast..
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