In his first attempt up K2 this year Gerfried Goeschl made it as far as 6850m. He had originally intended to make it as far as camp 3 at 7100. This is on the Cesen route.
On Saturday it took them 9 hours to reach camp 2. Each of them were carrying 200m of rope. From above camp 2 there was deep snow. In the end they made it to just below camp 3. Much rope was laid though. This has Goeschl in a more optimistic mood.
Climbing with him were Fabrizio Zangrilli, Kinga Baranowska and Bruno Buchet. It is not known if Christian Stangl was with them.
Joining him soon with be Alex Txikon and Kilian Volken.
Source: Gerfried Goeschl