There have been a number of climbers that have made it to C1 on K2. They have been going on the Abruzzi Spur.
They found that there was plenty of snow on the way up. The Koreans asked that Giuseppe Pompili not to use their ropes. Giuseppe Pompili also made some way towards C2. They had a chance to free some old ropes from previous years expeditions that had become thawed with ice.
In contrast Fredrik Ericsson and Trey Cook have been making their way up the Cesen route.