North Ridge climbers bivouac at 8300m on K2

The climbers from the North Ridge Expedition have been climbing through the Japanese Couloir and have reached 8300m. They have decided to bivouac and have found a good spot to do this. This means that they have just over 300m to the summit of K2. They decided against going back to camp 4 and make the summit day as short as possible.

They have fixed part of this route with ropes which will help in the descent.

There are four climbers in this group: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Darek Zaluski, Maxut Zumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov.

Source: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

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8 Responses to “North Ridge climbers bivouac at 8300m on K2”

  1. Scott Dixon Says:

    You’ve got it! You’ve got it!! Go! Go! Go!

  2. Marie-Louise and Eberhard Heinrich Says:

    We are praying for your success. You have to believe that you can make it!

  3. martin Says:

    They are close. They might be already climbing again as I am writing. (I think it’s almost 1 am there but not sure). They are climbing already a week now for this attempt – must be tired. But it looks like their tactic was well thought through.

    • k2bottleneck Says:

      Agreed they will be tired. They started up from camp 1 on the 18th August. This is quite along time on an 8000m mountain.

  4. Raheel Says:

    Fingers crossed. Hope that all of them return back safely after the successful summit push.

  5. Martin Says:

    They started at 1.30 am (local) but returned to their tent because they got cold feet (Dujmovits mentions reduced fat content, only standing on front part of feet because of steepness and not completely dry boots). Started at 7.30 again and are progressing well, weather excellent (all info from amical.de). Well, I will go to bed now….certainly feels comfortable having this in mind. But it look like everything goes well so far.

  6. Luke Says:

    Good luck to them i really hope they do it and return safely.

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