Climbers resting at base camp after acclimatisation 

The climbers have now returned on both the Cesen route and Abruzzi Ridge and are now back at base camp. 

On the Cesen Route, Himalayan Experience made it to camp 3 on K2. On the way up they were hoping to salvage some equip,net form the 2015 expedition on the same route. They had mixed success with this. They did manage to salvage a number of oxygen bottles which will mean less to carry up to higher camps. On the other hand, much inside their old tents were frozen solid and could not be salvaged. 

Russell Bryce did mention a huge avalanche that came down one night near this route. He said it came from over 8000m high. Even though their base camp was over 2km away from where the Avalanche came down, the tents managed to get sprinkled with snow. He said that a tent, near where the Avalanche came down, at what he calls crampon point, was swept 100m. This was eventually recovered. 

On the Abruzzi Ridge climbers have managed to make it to camp 3. This would be the new camp 3 slightly below the old one. Vanessa O’Brien has at least managed it to camp 2.  On her Facebook page she has photos of herself climbing up to this point. There is one photo of her at House Chimney. 

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