Ralf Dujmovits and Maxut Zumayev have had a scare when they fell down a crevasse while trekking to camp1 at the base of K2’s North Ridge. The strong winds in recent days had covered snow over the crevasse cracks. The climbers could not see them underfoot.
Zumayev feel down the crevasse first. He was following behind Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and Ralf Dujmovits when the ground went underneath him. Luckily he managed to get a hold of the edge of the crevasse. He was roped together with the other climbers. Dujmovits fell down a crevasse a little later.
They have reached camp 1 at the base of K2 and are preparing for a hard climb to camp 2.