K2 climbers reach camp 3

The climbers who made the summit of K2 yesterday – Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Darek Zaluski, Maxut Zumayev and Vassily Pivtsov – have reached camp 3 on their way down K2. Kaltenbrunner has prepared some soup for the climbers. Their aim is to make camp 1 at the start of the north ridge today.

Source: Kazpatriot


4 Responses to “K2 climbers reach camp 3”

  1. Martin Says:

    It looks like they used the weather window really extremely well. Not sure they will make it till camp 1 at daylight – between Camp 2 and 1 probably you wouldn’t want to go in the dark. But even if they stayed at Camp 2 they should be allright (assuming they have some fuel/food there).

    • Martin Says:

      They are apparently between Camp 2 and 1 and continue climbing -so darkness and tiredness appear to be not too big of a problem. Dujmovits writes that the most difficult parts are behind them – so it looks like they made it back safely.

  2. Scott Dixon Says:

    I am no expert, but this sounds like it might have the makings of being the greatest expedition ever and I am thrilled to have shared it with all you pros. .I have a terrible fear of heights so you’ll never catch me doing anything like this, but it fascinates me greatly and I keep up with the 8,000m climbers. They are even cleaning up on their way down, leaving no environmental trace of their massive achievement. Of course my fingers are still crossed until they take their first steps on the ground but I can only imagine the parties that await the four of them, starting in China. I would expect this to make some world news. Very, very well done.

    • k2bottleneck Says:

      No doubt this was a great expedition on K2. It was well planned and had some of the best climbers in the world.
      Another expedition of recent times I have respect for is the 2007 West Face of K2 by a Russian expedition. 11 made the top without oxygen on the 21st and 22nd, August 2007. This was the first completely independent new line on K2 since 1986.
      Climbing has an article on it here

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