Kaltenbrunner tells of climb to camp 2 on K2’s North Ridge

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner has updated her website with an article and photos from the climb to camp 2. This is the story of her climb up K2’s North Ridge for a few days from the 12th of July.

After starting the climb to create camp 2 both Kaltenbrunner and Ralf Dujmovits realized that there was an avalanche danger and decided to bivouac at a safer sport. This would allow the snow to settle. She said it took 14.5 hours to get from the bivouac to camp 2 the next day at 6600m. Only she and Dujmovits stayed at camp 2 that night while the others went down. That night they melted snow and fell asleep about midnight.

The next morning they abseiled for 2 hours down to camp 1. Then made their way to advanced base camp.

Source: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

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