North Ridge expedition not worried about avalanche dangers

Maxut Zumayev said that they are not worried about the avalanche danger and are preparing go back up the North Ridge of K2. The next three or four days will offer the best weather of the summer so far and they are keen to make progress in such good conditions. Snow has fallen on the route though and there must be some threat of an avalanche.

Last time they made it 2/3 of the way to camp 2. The aim this time will be to complete the route to camp 2. Then once here to find the best way to camp 3. They will work in groups of 2 or 3, but this may be assessed at another time.

They have made a decision on the cook for the expedition. There was a shoot out between 2 cooks and there was a winner.

The expedition consists of: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Ralf Dujmovits, Tommy Heinrich, Darius Zaluski, Maxut Zumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov.

Source: Kazpatriot

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