Climbers reach C4 aiming for the summit

Everestnews reports that a  number of climbers have reached C4 high up on K2. This group includes sherpas, 1 Russian, 2 Kazakhstan’s, and maybe 1 Chinese. They believe that previous attempts to get to C4 had taken the wrong route and thus ran into trouble. They are hoping for 2 clear days of weather so that they can reach the summit then make it back to C3. Everestnews is reporting that the strength of most of these climbers is strong.

Mingma has 250m of rope to fix at the bottleneck which is the most important past of the upper part of K2.
http://www.everestnews.com/pak2009/k2george07282009.htm

An earlier report may indicate though that this attempt was not successful.

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