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