North Ridge Expedition wont set off before August 1st

The North Ridge Expedition will not start up K2 again till the weather improves. This means that they will not leave and head higher up the mountain till at least August 1st. There has been poor weather for the past several days which has meant they had to retreat to base camp.

They have had weather forecasts telling them of better weather to come from early August. The aim will be to establish camp 3 and them make their way to about 8000m and establish camp 4. From Tuesday onwards it is expected to be the best climbing conditions of the summer so far for a number of days.

The expedition consists of: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Ralf Dujmovits, Tommy Heinrich, Darius Zaluski, Maxut Zumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov. Kaltenbrunner, Zumayev and Pivtsov have all climbed 13 8000m mountains and need to climb K2 to complete all 14.

Source: Kazpatriot

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