K2 base camp sinking and splitting

The floor of some of the tents at base camp of K2 have been sinking. Also there has been much more widespread cracking of the ice beneath them.

There was an accident where a crack suddenly opened much further under the kitchen tent. The cook was suddenly swallowed by this hole opening up and was sinking further. Fortunately he escaped with only minor abrasions.

Source: Giuseppi Pompili

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