According to Giuseppe Pompili, both Fredrik Ericsson and Trey Cook have been making progress from base camp to C1 on the Cesen route on K2. They would be the first climbers to be making an attempt on K2 this year. This route is an easier one than the Abruzzi Ridge, but only under the right conditions. It is still steep and in places quite hard.
He also mentioned that there might be a delay of a few days to updating his blog because they do not have enough electricity. All of the groups there have been having problems with electricity because it has been snowing and thus their solar panels have not been recharging their equipment.
Pompili hopes to be soon going the same route as Ericsson and Cook.