Rescue on Annapurna features some past K2 climbers

A Spanish climber Tolo Calafat is desperately stranded at 7600m on Annapurna. Some climbers who have attempted K2 in the past have been assisting in the rescue attempt. He has been forced to bivouac without a tent and cannot go down the mountain unassisted.

Unfortunately a helicopter flew by where he is supposed to be today but could not see him. He could have been bivouacked below the snow so it might have been difficult for them to see where he was.

Both Martin Ramos and Juanito Oiarzabal have had a part to play in the attempted rescue.

Martin Ramos attempted K2 last year but had to turn back at the traverse. He has been assisting in the higher camps taking equipment further up. He made the summit of Annapurna this year.

Juanito Oiarzabal climbed K2 in 1994 and 2004. He has the aim of climbing all of the 8000m mountains twice. Though in 2004 he suffered enormously from the climb.

How K2 has affected Juanito Oiarzabal

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