Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner left base camp this morning hoping to be able to summit K2 in the next few days. She left at 3:30 in the morning. The route that she chosen to go up is the Cesen.
Kaltenbrunner hopes to be at C2 by 9am. Doing it in this time shows her physical strength but the conditions of the mountain will no doubt have apart too. There has been much snow falling over the last few days. Once at C2 she will probably camp for the night.
On the 25th of July she push on to C3. And on the 26th arrive at C4 on the shoulder of the mountain.
On the 27th she plans to make an attempt for the summit as the weather forecast has given her the best chance on that date. No one has been on the should yet this year( C4) to know what the conditions are like. Much of that will determine how easy it will be to get up.