Climbers advance up K2

Good weather and climbing conditions have allowed some expeditions to reach the lower C3. Fredrik Strang has reported that he and his expedition have setup camp at C3. They are spending the night here. The reason that they have not gone higher to the original C3 is the damage the ridge has received in avalanches in recent years. It is now too dangerous to camp there. 

Last report from Vanessa O’Brien had her at camp 2 and making her way up. She said that this was an acclimatisation for her. It would be expected that all expeditions will be using this trip up the mountain for acclimatisation. Also they will be fixing ropes all the way up as far as they will go. Will be interesting if the Sherpas are able to fix the lines all the way up to C4. 

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